The Port of Oakland is a major container shipping terminal in Oakland, San Francisco Bay, California, which is the first major port terminal in the United States to build container ships on the Pacific coast. It is now the fifth busiest container port in the United States, after Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, and Savannah. The development of multimodal transport reached a climax in 2002 through more than ten years of planning and construction of the container handling system. The Port of Oakland added more high-capacity freight facilities to further expand the freight market share on the west coast. The Port of Oakland is located on the west coast of the western California state of the United States, at the southeast end of the Golden Gate Strait, on the east bank of the mouth of San Francisco , across the bay Facing San Francisco and connected by a 13km-long Bay Bridge (65m high), it is the fourth largest container port in the United States. It is 661 nautical miles from Portland in the north, 804 nautical miles from Seattle, 369 nautical miles from Los Angeles to the south, 3248 nautical miles from Balboa, 2103 nautical miles from Hawaii in the west, and 5403 nautical miles from Shanghai. Hectares are distributed in the southwest of Auckland, divided into outer, central and inner harbours. The outer port is on the coast between the two West Turks and Guams to the south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge. There are about 30 berths, mainly container terminals leased by shipping companies . There are 18 container berths, which is the largest container loading and unloading in the port. Area. China Port is on the south coast of the above port area and on the north shore of the Oakland Fjord. Most of them are naval supply terminals. There are only more than 10 berths belonging to the transportation department, including the US Presidential Container Terminal. The inner port is on the north shore of the Oakland Gap. There are Charles Howard Container Terminal Grove Street Terminal and 9th Street Terminal. There are more than 60 deep-water berths in the port, and about two-thirds of them are public terminals, which are one of the 20 largest container handling ports in the world. In 1990, 1.12 million TEUs were loaded and unloaded 13.4 million tons. More than half of them belong to transit boxes that cross the North American continent.
In 1893, the City of Oakland seized ownership of the port from the South Pacific Railway and has supervised port operations ever since. At the end of the 1960s, it was the first major port on the west coast and built a dock for revolutionary container ships at the time, becoming the second largest container port in the world. Thanks to strong leadership and continuous innovation, the port has maintained a prominent position in the shipping industry.
The Port of Oakland loads and unloads more than 99% of container cargo moving through Northern California, the country's fourth-largest urban area. The volume of cargo makes it the fifth busiest container port in the United States. Five container terminals and two intermodal rail facilities serve the Auckland waterfront. The Union Pacific and BNSF railway facilities are adjacent to the center of the maritime terminal area to provide reliable and efficient transportation of cargo between the maritime terminal or transshipment facility and the intermodal railway facility.
The port continues to expand and innovate. Its flagship Oakland global trade and logistics center is located at the port of the former Oakland Army Base. The $1.2 billion project includes a multimodal rail terminal, a new bulk shipping terminal, 30 acres of truck parking and service areas, 2 million square feet of new warehouse space and a new recycling center.