U.S. Judge Blocks Oakland Ban on Coal Export Terminal

By Joe Ryan (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge struck down a local ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal though an Oakland, California, export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets. The ban enacted by the city in 2014 violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said Tuesday in a 37-page ruling. As demand for coal … [Read more...]

Port of Oakland Reports Huge Decline in Diesel Emissions

The Port of Oakland has reported huge declines in diesel emissions from both ships and trucks as part of a long-term plan to enhance air quality for communities surrounding the West Coast deepwater port.  The findings were revealed with the release of an emissions inventory study released by the port on Friday. The study showed that diesel emissions from trucks serving … [Read more...]

Oakland’s Outer Harbor Terminal Files for Bankruptcy After Loss of Tenant

CHICAGO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Outer Harbor Terminal LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, two weeks after terminating its lease held in a joint venture with Ports America. Last month, Ports America, one of the largest marine cargo operators in the country, said it was shifting its business from the Oakland port to other cities along the West Coast, including … [Read more...]

Oakland Port Terminal Stalls in Labor Dispute After Settlement

By James Nash (Bloomberg) -- The Port of Oakland, the fourth-busiest container port on the West Coast, partially shut down in a dispute between dockworkers and management, more than two weeks after the two sides struck a tentative contract deal. The port’s international terminal suspended yard and gate operations after 12:35 p.m. local time Wednesday when dock employees … [Read more...]