Shipping

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Japanese McDonald’s Running Out Of French Fries Due To Ongoing Labor Dispute At West Coast Ports

Operations at West Coast ports, including Oakland, are expected to resume Monday morning after a weekend shutdown that was the latest turn in an on-going labor dispute.

02/09/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Broken Beacon Leaves Bay Bridge Vulnerable In Dense Fog

One of the Bay Bridge’s three radar beacons — which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers — has not been working properly since December 17.

01/31/2015

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Holiday Helpers: Port Of Oakland Takes In More Goods For Christmas Season Amid Problems In L.A., Long Beach

Five weeks from Christmas, a crisis is taking shape that could keep gifts from making it under the tree in time. However, the holiday heroes could be right here in the Bay Area.

11/19/2014

(CBS SF)

Couple Transforms Shipping Containers Into Tiny Homes Near Port Of Oakland

Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart were tired of San Franciso’s sky-high housing costs, so for $2,300 — less than the cost of renting a one-bedroom in San Francisco — the couple bought a used shipping container from the Port of Oakland.

11/06/2014

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

South Napa Quake Knocks Out Power At Port of Oakland

Operations at the Port of Oakland have been disrupted by Sunday morning’s earthquake based in southern Napa County, according to port officials.

08/24/2014

Oakland Protest

Protesters Again Confront Israeli-Owned Commercial Ship At Port Of Oakland

Bay Area protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to try to stop an Israeli-owned commercial ship from docking and unloading in an act of protest against recent Israeli military action in Gaza.

08/17/2014

Blue Whale

Pacific Ship Operators To Be Paid For Slowing Down In Whale Feeding Areas

Shipping giants will soon be getting $2,500 incentives to slow down through the Santa Barbara Channel, according to the Center for Environmental Research & Technology at U.C. Riverside.

08/08/2014

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Blue Whale Study Shows Endangered Creatures Spending Time In Busy California Coast Shipping Channels

A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels like the cargo ships going in and out of San Francisco Bay.

07/27/2014

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Coast Ports Face Shutdown If Contract Negotiations In San Francisco Fail

The contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.

06/22/2014

A police officer urges calm amid confrontations during a work stoppage at the Port of Oakland, November 27, 2013. (CBS)

Truckers Protest Emission Standards, Block Traffic At Port Of Oakland

Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.

11/27/2013

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