The Port of Oakland’s marine terminals are open and operating normally. They have resumed operations since Saturday, after several days of disruption by truck drivers protesting the gig worker law AB5.
“The Port of Oakland has resumed full operations,” said Port Executive Director Danny Wan. “We appreciate the independent truck drivers’ use of the designated Free Speech Zones and we thank local law enforcement for their continued assistance.”
Wan added, “The truckers have been heard and we now urge them to voice their grievances with lawmakers, not the Port of Oakland.” City of Oakland, regional and state law enforcement are continuing to monitor and implement measures to keep traffic flowing.
The Port said that last week’s protests have prevented the timely flow of international commerce including medical supplies, agricultural products, auto and technology parts, livestock, and manufacturing parts.
The economic impact of the Port of Oakland’s maritime operations in California is estimated at $56.6 billion, including $281 million in state and local taxes. Direct employment from the Port’s maritime operations was 11,000 jobs–with an additional 10,000 induced jobs and nearly 6,000 indirect jobs.