Friday, February 1, 2019

Oakland Opens Transaction Portal

By Karen Robes Meeks

This week, the Port of Oakland expanded its online portal to feature transaction times for harbor truck drivers, allowing them to see how long it takes to pick up or drop off cargo.

“This is a big step forward on our digital platform,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “It helps take the guesswork out of scheduling for truckers, dispatchers and the owners of cargo that moves through Oakland.”

Activated in May 2018, the Oakland Portal gathers shipping data from every marine terminal in the harbor to help stakeholders better plan for their customers. The new addition of turn times means fewer bottlenecks at terminals.