Oakland Harbor receives $8.7 million in funding for COE projects

Oakland Harbor receives $8.7 million in funding under Feinstein’s Appropriations bill for Army Corps of Engineers Projects in California.  

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary 9/9/11

  Topic of the Week: The Swiss National Bank (SNB) recently announced its intention to prevent the exchange value of the Swiss franc from falling below 1.20 francs per euro. US: Economy Continues to Grow at Stall Speed Consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in July Industrial production jumped 0.9 percent in July World: Brazilian Central […]

ACX to Cash In on Marine Highway With New Facility at Stockton Port

ACX, a leading hay exporter to Asia and the Middle East, said it will take advantage of the all-water transportation system by opening a new hay export processing facility at the Stockton port in October . . . read the full article at Pacific Maritime Online (Tuesday, September 6, 2011)

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Names Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced the appointment of 29 members to the new Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), established to advise the Department on matters relating to marine transportation . . . learn more at the U.S. Department of Transportation website here.

Study that Trees can Strengthen Levees

For years, California flood control officials have pleaded with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider a policy that bans trees on levees, urging the agency to heed years of independent research that found little risk to flood safety. Now, a new study by the Army Corps itself has found…read more at The Sacramento […]

U.S. Army Corps DELTA NEWS August 2011

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the August edition of Delta News, a look at Corps activities affecting the Delta including first full public draft of “Delta Plan” released by the Delta Stewardship Council . . . Download and read the PDF of the Delta_News_Issue 65.

Port of Redwood City Commission Elects Officers

At its August 24, 2011 meeting, the Port of Redwood City Commission elected its officers for the next year. ·        Dick Claire      Chairman ·        Dick Dodge     Vice Chairman ·        Tom Cronin     Secretary For more information read more here….

Stockton/West Sacramento Barge Project Receives Government Funds

The California inland port at Stockton has received another infusion of cash to complete a plan that will shift hundreds of truck-borne containers a week from area freeways to barges shuttling between Stockton and the Port of Oakland . . . Read full article at Pacific Maritime: http://www.pmmonlinenews.com/2011/08/stocktonwest-sacramento-barge-project.html

Cup's yacht plan threatens our wide-open bay views

If Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison and organizers of the high-profile regatta get their way, the Embarcadero’s widest stretch of open water would be turned into a parking lot for two dozen spectator yachts at least 100 feet long. The rich and famous would have access to this watery perch not for a matter of days […]

Jobs and Housing Coalition

The Jobs and Housing Coalition is celebrating its fifth anniversary by honoring the people, places, and things that make Oakland one of the best places to live and work in the bay area.  Help them honor business leaders who have made it happen: James Falaschi, Chairman, Transbay HoldingsShirley Nelson, Chairman and CEO, Summit BankJohn Woolard, […]