Oakland Residents Weigh In On Proposed Coal Train TerminalHundreds gathered in Monday night to weigh in on a plan to ship millions of tons of coal through Oakland, a plan that was exposed in a KPIX 5 investigation earlier this year.
Oakland May Be Backpedaling On Keeping Coal Facility OutFor decades, Margaret Gordon has fought to protect her West Oakland community from the health hazards of living next to a major port. Now, the longtime neighborhood activist fears years of progress will be wiped out by a plan to export millions of tons of coal through a new waterfront terminal.
Dangerous Beetle Infestation Found In 14-Ton Chickpea Shipment From India To OaklandU.S. Customs and Border Protection working at the Port of Oakland discovered a Khapra beetle infestation while examining a shipment of chickpeas from India last week.
Port Of Oakland Offers Free Tours Of FDR's Presidential Yacht, The USS PotomacPort of Oakland officials announced they're offering free tours this summer on President Franklin Roosevelt's yacht, the USS Potomac.
Nuclear Risk In Cargo At Nation's Ports Could Be Reduced By Gamma Ray Scanning16,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world, and with millions of shipping containers passing through America's ports, the demand for better screening of shipments has never been higher. New research into nuclear materials detection could help.
West Coast Dockworkers Union Recommends Members Approve 5-Year Agreement With Shipping CompaniesThe labor dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that caused a backlog at 29 West Coast ports, including the Port of Oakland, for much of the past year could be nearing an end.
California Citrus Prices Dive As Port Labor Problems Keeps Product In U.S.The Port of Oakland's slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.
Tentative Deal Reached Between Dockworkers, West Coast PortsNegotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
‘Final Contract Offer' Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker SettlementContract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.
Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute SlowdownThe Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.
President Obama Deploys Labor Secretary To Intervene In West Coast Port DisputeThe nation's top labor official was scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area Monday to sit down with both sides of the contentious west coast port dispute sometime tomorrow.
West Coast Port Labor Dispute Bad For Bay Area Businesses; Obama Stepping InMany businesses are reeling and now, the President plans to send Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to California to encourage both sides of the bargaining table to strike a deal.