Port of Oakland

Oakland, CA

Key Facts

The Port of Oakland loads and discharges more than 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California. Oakland’s cargo volume makes it among busiest container ports in the United States.

By the Numbers: In 2019 alone, the Port of Oakland’s trade totaled $51.2 billion, including $20.3 billion in exports and $30.9 billion in imports.

Top Exports in 2019

  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.
  • Beef
  • Pork meat

Top Imports in 2019

  • Computers
  • Passenger vehicles
  • Wine

Top Trading Countries in 2019

  • China
  • Japan
  • Taiwan

About the Port

Since its founding in 1927 the Oakland Seaport has served as the principle ocean gateway for international containerized cargo shipments in Northern California.  The Oakland Seaport oversee 1,300 acres of maritime-related facilities serving a local market of over 14.5 million consumers, 34 million within a seven-hour drive and 50% of the US population by rail.

Three container terminals and two intermodal rail facilities serve the Oakland waterfront. All shipping channels and 90% of berths at the Port are dredged to -50 feet, capable of accommodating vessels up to 18,000 TEU capacity. The Union Pacific and BNSF railroad facilities are located adjacent to the heart of the marine terminal area to provide a reliable and efficient movement of cargo between the marine terminals or transload facilities and the intermodal rail facilities.