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Port Director Chris Lytle told the Federal Maritime Commission that Oakland needs more dockworkers to support the OakPass program.
The change to an appointment-based system for drayage drivers picking up or dropping off cargo at the ports will take effect immediately at five terminals (for imports initially) and five more will make the switch next year.
Worker at APM Terminals at Elizabeth was struck by cargo equipment on Friday.
The U.S. Maritime Administration is trying to find maritime applications for zero emission hydrogen fuel cells, which have the potential to provide cleaner air and reduce costs for shippers.
The group reported a 66.7 percent increase in net profits to $156 million on revenues of $4.2 billion for the second quarter.
A deal for GE Capital Rail Services, which has assets valued at over $4 billion, could come by Labor Day, according to initial reports from Bloomberg Business.