Port of Oakland: a Supply Chain Lifeline for Northern California

Anian Tunney

08/19/20

Especially during these unprecedented times of uncertainty, the Port of Oakland stands as a lifeline of Northern California’s food and medical supplies to businesses and residents alike. Most Californians are probably not aware of the backbone that seafarers, longshore workers and truck drivers support in providing all of us with so many items previously taken for granted.  This is according to the San Francisco Business Times.

The Port of Oakland is a container ship facility which funnels 99 percent of the packaged products and supplies which eventually reach our grocery stores, home goods stores, hospitals, and gas stations. 

​​​​​​​Recently the Bay Conservation and Development Commission who is responsible for overseeing development which takes place on and around the San Francisco Bay, rejected a proposal by the Oakland A’s to take over part of the land used by the Port of Oakland, called the Howard Terminal, for a new stadium.  Especially now, when spectator sports are on hold for the foreseeable future because of the corona virus pandemic, this was a smart call by the Commission.

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