The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
The strong growth was largely due to an increase container trade between the port and Asia, which surged 19 percent year-over-year to 336,791 TEUs.
Scheduled to commence in March 2017, the new direct route between its hub at London Heathrow and New Orleans International Airport will be the first of its kind, the global airfreight carrier said in a statement.
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The Federal Aviation Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration put an emergency order in place that bans all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.
Wilmington, Calif.-based Trapac disclosed its plans to lease an additional 57 acres and two vessel berths at the port during a meeting of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners last night.
A construction project at the west African port officially began and will drastically increase the port’s container capacity.