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 ABAG The Real Dirt on Liquefaction - Ports
Ports consist of bulk storage facilities and warehouses, cranes to move large containers (typically on rails), and rail and other facilities that serve to connect the port to the land-side transportation system.
The Port of Oakland's studies show that, in comparison to Kobe, the soils in Oakland are muddier and less sandy.
The Port is in the process of analyzing the existing soil conditions for many of its existing berth embankments and local backlands at a cost of approximately $850,000.
www.abag.ca.gov /bayarea/eqmaps/liquefac/ports.html   (755 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Technology - Oakland Port's Dredging Project Dragging
OAKLAND -- The 50-foot dredging project, necessary for the Port of Oakland to attract the new generation of container ships and continue its record growth, could take a year longer than the port had hoped.
While the extra year of dredging work is not unexpected, port officials spent much of the winter lobbying the federal government with hopes of securing just over $100 million it needed to finish the job early.
The port needs to deepen its shipping channels to 50 feet to accommodate a new generation of container ships that are now criss- crossing the globe.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/399578/oakland_ports_dredging_project_dragging/index.html?source=r_technology   (644 words)

  
 Media & Press > Press Releases > Port of Oakland Brings the World to the Bay
The Port of Oakland owns the vast 665-acre seaport on San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore and 3,000 acres devoted to aviation activities, including one of the country’s busiest airports, Oakland International.
Oakland International Airport was the departure point for Amelia Earhart on her fateful round-the-world flight in 1937.
With its industrial and commercial endeavors, the Port of Oakland is not only one of Oakland’s greatest providers of services to residents and visitors, it is also one of the greatest contributors to Oakland’s economy and community.
www.oaklandcvb.com /media_press_releases_2003_port_oakland.cfm   (569 words)

  
 Port of Oakland awaits profitable fiscal year Oakland Tribune - Find Articles
OAKLAND -- It will be another profitable year for the Port of Oakland as the organization expects to post a $50 million profit by the end of the fiscal year.
As usual, the port's maritime division is budgeted to have the highest profits next year with a plan to bring in $130.9 million while only spending $18 million.
Port officials said in the budget the organization must continue to streamline operations as more construction projects are built raising the cost of doing business.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20060620/ai_n16488224   (365 words)

  
 Port of Oakland
Oakland is said to be the fifth most active port in the United States, and the second largest container port (after Los Angeles/Long Beach) on the West Coast, due in large part to Oakland being the western terminus for major transcontinental railways.
A major expansion of the port is currently taking place, using land freed up from the closure of Navy and Army supply bases in the port area.
This park will be expanded as port construction progresses, eventually extending east along the shore, and connecting to a larger park along the edge of the former Naval Supply Center.
ludb.clui.org /ex/i/CA3065   (246 words)

  
 Port of Oakland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Port of Oakland was the first major port on the Pacific Coast of the United States to build terminals for container ships.
However, the port was not officially named the Port of Oakland until 1927, under the leadership of the newly-organized Board of Port Commissioners.
Container traffic greatly increased the amount of cargo loaded and unloaded in the Port; by the late 1960s, the Port of Oakland was the second largest port in the world in container tonnage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Port_of_Oakland   (424 words)

  
 The Port of Oakland in the light of Miami : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It appears that actual control of the 165 police in the port that morning was in the hands of private shipping company officials who had met with police three days earlier to plan their strategy.
In Oakland the protesters were back at the Port 5 weeks later, on May 12, and that time no violence occurred and the demonstration was successful.
The key to avoid a repeat of what happened at the port in April is to establish a relationship with the groups and organizations planning demonstrations and open lines of communication before the day of the protest.
sf.indymedia.org /news/2003/12/1665614.php   (1501 words)

  
 Port of Oakland Pulls Out of Trinity River Lawsuit, Dan Bacher, Fish Sniffer Online
The Port of Oakland Commission on December 2 joined the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and City of Palo Alto in withdrawing from a legal battle blocking Trinity River fishery restoration.
John Fistolera, spokesman for the NCPA, dismissed the significance of the Port's decision, noting that the litigation was "pretty far along" for any participant 's withdrawal to have a serious impact on the case.
The decision by the Port of Oakland to pull out of the Trinity litigation needs to be followed by the withdrawal of BART and the other NCPA members - Alameda, Santa Clara, Redding, and Roseville.
www.fishsniffer.com /dbachere/120503oakland.html   (936 words)

  
 BTS | Port of Oakland, California—Water Gateway
The maritime Port of Oakland is the nation’s ninth busiest waterborne freight gateway for international merchandise trade by value of shipments.
Because the port’s imports are higher in value per ton than its exports, imports accounted for a higher share of the port’s cargo by value, even though exports accounted for 58 percent of tonnage handled in 2003.
Oakland is primarily a container port, although it handles some noncontainerized cargo.
www.bts.gov /publications/americas_freight_transportation_gateways/highlights_of_top_25_freight_gateways_by_shipment_value/port_of_oakland/index.html   (526 words)

  
 cbs5.com - In Perspective: Port Of Oakland Major Job Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The port is the fourth largest in the United States.
Port spokesman Harold Jones tells CBS 5, "It shows that the region is taking advantage of the synergy of the port, the numbers of jobs has doubled since we did this in 2001."
Ports are now potential terror targets and Monday the port came to a halt at one terminal because of a security glitch.
cbs5.com /topstories/local_story_191221431.html   (491 words)

  
 CalTrade Report - Sacramento, Oakland Port Deal Progresses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
SACRAMENTO - 03/16/07 - The long-term plan for the Port of Oakland to assume operational management of the Port of Sacramento is well into its first phase with Oakland working with the inland port to secure a terminal operator to provide a broad range of maritime services in Sacramento by the end of June.
The Port of Oakland handled 2.3 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in 2005 - an 11% growth surge over the previous year - and is currently ranked as the 4th busiest container port in the US.
The strategic alliance with the Port of Sacramento "is one of a number of opportunities and innovative ideas that we believe could support our efforts to handle our growing business," said Kenneth Katzoff, president of the Oakland port board, when the original Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed.
www.caltradereport.com /eWebPages/front-page-1142516337.html   (699 words)

  
 Port of Oakland
Take the unprecedented cooperative effort between the Port of Oakland and the City of Oakland to improve a portion of the city’s shoreline known as the Oakland Estuary.
The plan, a joint effort of the Port and City of Oakland, envisions dramatic improvements in five and a half miles of urban waterfront within the heart of the city.
As counsel to the Port of Oakland, Stoel Rives has worked closely with Port personnel on both the redevelopment of its marine terminal facilities and on the Estuary Plan.
www.stoel.com /showclient.aspx?Show=1460   (597 words)

  
 Oakland CEDA - Transportation
The Port of Oakland is the fourth busiest container port in the United States and handles 99 percent of all containerized cargo that passes through the Golden Gate.
Oakland is the western terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad lines which connect to most major, national rail destinations.
Oakland is the hub for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), the high-speed, regional rail system with 104-miles of track including the 3.6-mile Transbay tube.
www.business2oakland.com /main/transportation.htm   (1078 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Technology - Port of Oakland Eyes Sacramento for Shipping Relief
OAKLAND -- The Port of Oakland has done all it can along the shores of San Francisco Bay to expand its maritime terminals in anticipation of the onslaught of Asian goods predicted to come in the next decade.
If successful, Oakland officials hope to use the 100-acre Port of Sacramento as a satellite port, where barges would arrive and depart carrying 40-foot-long containers to the larger Port of Oakland.
While having the Port of Oakland take control would not necessarily make the Sacramento port privately run, Oakland officials said any deal would be structured in a similar way.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/295133/port_of_oakland_eyes_sacramento_for_shipping_relief/index.html?source=r_technology   (721 words)

  
 CalTrade Report - PORT OF OAKLAND TO BEEF-UP SECURITY
OAKLAND - 12/02/05 - The Port of Oakland hopes to tap both ends of the technological spectrum to secure its maritime terminals from potential terrorist threats.
The equipment, slated for purchase next year, would allow the port to monitor the movement of trucks in and around its terminals, block all roadways leading to its berth areas, and patrol the waterways surrounding the fourth busiest container port in the nation.
The port will also spend $25,000 to provide security training to its security officers and plans to spend $160,000 for a new patrol boat that will be operated and maintained to the Oakland Police Department.
www.caltradereport.com /eWebPages/page-two-1133533126.html   (696 words)

  
 Innovalink Corporation - The Pioneer in Business Activity Monitoring
Innovalink Corporation is pleased to announce that the Port of Oakland has selected dbNews to maximize and extend the communication of their enterprise asset management system.
The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 as an independent department of the City of Oakland.
The Port of Oakland oversees Oakland International Airport, which is one of the fastest growing airports in the United States; the Oakland seaport which is the 4th largest container port in the nation; and 19 miles of waterfront, including Jack London Square and Middle harbor Shoreline Park.
www.innovalink.com /news_portofoakland.htm   (219 words)

  
 Photographs:The Oakland Waterfront   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
They are the cargo cranes that unload cargo in the port of Oakland.
The cranes stand tall over the port of Oakland and they look like creatures out of the Star Wars movies (The At-At walkers to be exact).
Part two of my gallery shows the port of Oakland as a working port with those cranes.
home.comcast.net /~apollo_photocards/photos/bayarea/oakland/waterfront   (382 words)

  
 Oakland International Airport: Press Releases
OAKLAND, Calif. - Nov. 14, 2001 - Today the Port of Oakland, the City of Alameda, The Citizens League for Airport Safety and Serenity (CLASS) and Berkeley Keep Jets over the Bay Committee (KJOB) announced a significant agreement which partially resolves the controversial issues surrounding expansion of Oakland International Airport.
Port of Oakland Executive Director Tay Yoshitani stated: "This agreement allows the Port to proceed with very important projects at Oakland Airport which will increase security for passengers and allow the Port to comply with new FAA security requirements.
Copies of the Agreement are available from the Port of Oakland and City Attorney's Office in Alameda.
www.oaklandairport.com /press_releases_detail.cfm?ID=49   (520 words)

  
 Oakland, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oakland is home to the Port of Oakland, one of the three major shipping ports on the American West Coast.
Oakland, along with the rest of California, was claimed for the Spanish king by explorers from New Spain in 1772.
The Port of Oakland is the largest seaport on San Francisco Bay and the fourth busiest container port in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oakland,_California   (5216 words)

  
 Dozens of antiwar protesters injured at Port of Oakland
Oakland police said they were attacked by protesters throwing bolts and pieces of wood.
Oakland Police Chief Richard Word said officers did not intend to injure protesters, but he said members of the force, about one-third the size of San Francisco's, had no choice but to fire on the crowd when protesters failed to leave.
Oakland City Councilwomen Jane Brunner and Nancy Nadel called for a hearing by the council into police conduct in the demonstration.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/07/BAprotest.DTL   (1126 words)

  
 KnowledgePoint - Port of Oakland
One of the top five ports in the nation, the Port of Oakland is an unusual type of public sector organization.
Tied to the City Charter, the Port is governed by the same rules and regulations as other government agencies.
One of the biggest problems with the Port of Oakland's previous performance management system was the lack of consistency.
www.knowledgepoint.com /products/pfn_prod/portoakland.html   (817 words)

  
 Port of Oakland - Community (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-2.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Experience a bird’s eye view of the Port of Oakland’s giant cranes and maritime operations.
The Port of Oakland is the fourth largest and busiest container port in the country.
Every year the Port provides an opportunity for local organizations, school children, senior and recreation centers, and the general public to participate in these free narrated harbor tours.
www.portofoakland.com.cob-web.org:8888 /communit/serv_tour.asp   (409 words)

  
 America on the Move | Port of Oakland aerial, 1935
This aerial view of the Port of Oakland on San Francisco Bay was made before the Bay Bridge was completed.
It shows the location of port facilities at the terminus of the Southern Pacific Railroad as well as the level land on the east side of the bay.
The town sprang up in the 1850s but, unlike other settlements around the bay, Oakland's waterfront was owned for years by an individual who controlled development of the port.
americanhistory.si.edu /ONTHEMOVE/collection/object_702.html   (221 words)

  
 cbs5.com - Port Of Oakland Gets $48 Million For Improvements
"As the fourth busiest port in the nation, Oakland harbor is one of this country's most important economic gateways," Boxer said in a statement.
Boxer said, "It is essential we deepen the Oakland harbor so that the next generation of commercial ships can reach the Port of Oakland.
The funding will be used to dredge the inner and outer Oakland harbor to a depth of 50 feet, which will allow the largest container ships to navigate the harbor.
cbs5.com /local/local_story_318234001.html   (358 words)

  
 Port of Oakland - Real Estate (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-2.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The plan proposes the preservation of industrial area, which are necessary to support Oakland's port, as well as its role in food processing, manufacturing, and distribution.
The plan calls for the creation of a continuous landscaped recreational parkway, accommodating pedestrians and bicycles as well as transit and vehicular access along the entire five-and-a-half-mile length of waterfront, from 66th Avenue to the Jack London District.
This parkway will knit together the diverse parts of the Estuary shoreline, contributing to the identity of Oakland as a waterfront city and to a sense of orientation within the district.
www.estuaryplan.com.cob-web.org:8888   (769 words)

  
 VIPLineup-Port of Oakland
Moving and Shaking at the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland owns, manages and markets seaport facilities on San Francisco Bay and the Oakland Estuary.
Organized by The Port, the Second Annual Good Neighbor Awards were held May 12, with the theme, "Communities: Achieving More...Together." Attended by 200 community members, elected officials, school district representatives, business leaders, and faith based leaders.
www.viplineup.com /portofoakland.asp   (288 words)

  
 'Clean Air'port Gets Recognition (Oct/Nov 2003 Monitor)
The Oakland Airport takes pride in being ahead of other airports in the Bay Area, and most airports in the rest of the country, in adopting environmentally-friendly programs.
The airport acquired 30 light-duty electric vehicles, half of which are used by the airport and half by the Port of Oakland.
n 1997, the Port of Oakland, which, like the airport, is under the management of the Port of Oakland Authority, began its Vision 2000 Maritime Development Plan for expansion and improvement.
www.bayareamonitor.org /oct03/port.html   (579 words)

  
 Boston.com / Business / Truckers protest at Port of Oakland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Independent truckers continued to protest rising fuel costs and stagnant pay rates at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, a day after port officials agreed to form a committee to address their complaints.
Only about 25 percent of the number of trucks that normally operate at the port were running Wednesday, port spokeswoman Marilyn Sandifur said, calling it an improvement over previous days.
The Port of Oakland, which leases its terminals to outside firms, announced Tuesday evening an agreement to establish a committee to hear the truckers' concerns.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2004/05/05/truckers_protest_at_port_of_oakland?mode=PF   (324 words)

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