Three passenger vessels will idle here with the only crew and without passengers while the U.S. embargoes cruise operations, the Port of Oakland said. The Port said it has not received reports of any cases of coronavirus associated with the vessels.
A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 mega-ships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia. A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East.
Coronavirus may be hampering global trade but it hasn’t broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland. The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week.
Containerized export volume at the Port of Oakland increased in the first half of 2019 thanks to China’s neighbours.
The Port said it handled the equivalent of 74,901 20-foot loaded export containers last month—compared to 71,894 in June 2018.
Port of Oakland will add new direct service to Vietnam by late April. PIL wll launch direct Vietnam links using vessels that can carry up to 11,900 twenty-foot containers.
Through the end of March 2019, the Port handled 612,151 TEUs—the equivalent of one 20-foot long container—compared to 587,356 TEUs during the same period in 2018.
Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner. The Port said that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power.
MSC is grateful to the Port of Oakland for acknowledging the container line’s 100% record for shore-power ready vessels.