After months of ocean carriers by-passing the Port of Oakland, the backlog of ships is nonexistent.

The previous labor shortages are dissipating. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has brought on 1,000 new casual members and has promoted 150 casuals to Class B members and 150 Class B members to Class A.

SSA’s new giant cranes are up.

So, now what? Do we trudge along heading towards obscurity while even Portland gains traction?

We are hopeful the pendulum is swinging in a more favorable direction. The Port of Oakland announced the port’s fourth direct port of call. In addition to CMA-CGM, Matson and Wan Hai, MSC is adding a direct port of call into Oakland. Their service will be a Southeast Asia rotation and is welcomed news to exporters and importers utilizing the Port of Oakland.

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PORT OF OAKLAND CLOSED TODAY

The terminals in Oakland are closed today, May 1st. Traditionally, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) shifts its standard, third Thursday of the month, second shift, stop-work meeting to the dayside on May 1st to honor International Workers' Day....

ALL HANDS ON DECK

The Port of Oakland is bringing back free harbor tours for the summer and fall. The tours will run May through October. Click here for the full schedule, ticketing and more information. It is a great opportunity to see the supply chain in action...and it is free.

MOVING ON

We are also happy to report the lawsuit between the East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) has been resolved in the industry's favor and reverts the Howard Terminal property back to Port Priority Use...

IN THIS CORNER, SACRAMENTO

In a zombie apocalypse (hey, people wonder), California is the third worst state to be in due to its dense population centers and low access to weapons. On a positive note, Money magazine ranks Sacramento one of the Best Places to Live based on its job market, housing...

IN THE OTHER CORNER, RENO

In a zombie apocalypse, Nevada actually ranks second from the bottom. While Reno may rank high in its availability of weapons, it's dead last in availability of food and places to hide. But, on the bright side, if you are looking for a job, Nevada is the place to be...

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