The Port of Oakland is the eighth busiest container port in the United States Located in San Francisco Bay, the Port of Oakland originated in the mid-1800s to accommodate the explosion of people brought there by the Gold Rush of 1849.
The Port of Oakland’s size and imports have continued to grow and it now spans over 20 miles of waterfront and accommodates 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California.
In 2019, the Port of Oakland handled over 2.5 million containers. It imports billions of dollars in products ranging from furniture to footwear with 78% of its imports coming from Asia.
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Shipping containers can be turned into innovative homes – an Oakland company’s story
Many companies have started to make affordable shipping container houses. One of these companies in Oakland was called Boxouse, they started making 160sq ft shipping container Tiny homes in the Oakland area. These homes sold for around $8000 or rented for about $1200 a month, cheaper than most apartments in the area.
The owner of Boxhouse saw these shipping container homes as solutions to Oakland’s housing crisis. Being in the heart of Silicon Valley, Oakland has a drastic housing shortage which has caused rents to skyrocket with no end in sight. The city has been trying to find ways to preserve affordable housing for low-income and working-class families, and container houses might be the way. If companies would be allowed to bring these homes to open lots, the city could use them as brand new affordable housing for people needing more options. Unfortunately, due to Oakland’s stringent zoning requirements, Boxouse was not able to cut through all the red tape necessary to get city approval for utilizing shipping containers for tiny homes and, as a result, went out of business. You can read their full story on their website boxouse.com where you can also find a link to their open-source CA legal shipping container home plans plus more images and details about their experience.
Onsite Storage Solutions has a wide range of shipping containers available in Oakland, California. We can also help you with all sorts of modifications to your shipping container.
Container throughput at the Port of Los Angeles fell in November as the port handled more smaller-than-average, unscheduled ships chartered to meet strong demand during the pre-holidays peak season, but volumes rose at Oakland as more ships sought to avoid congestion in Southern California.
The Port of Los Angeles handled an estimated 811,706 twenty-foot equivalent units in November, Executive Director Gene Seroka said Dec. 15, noting that a final count has yet to be concluded. That volume is the lowest monthly total since February and an 8.8% drop from November 2020.
What’s the difference between a shipping container, a dry van, a connex and a storage container?
Nothing, shipping containers have many names. Including: Storage Container, Dry Van (DV), General Purpose (GP), Conex, Connex, Cargo Container, ISO Container, C Can, Sea-Can, Ocean Container, Railroad Container, Steel Container and more.
How much does a refurbished container cost?
A refurbished container will cost more than an inspected used container because of the man-hours and resources needed to repaint it. Here are some of the steps involved:
If you’d like to buy a refurbished container, please call us for more details.
Do you provide shipping container parts in Oakland, California?
Yes, we do. You can find the most common parts on our product page. Please call us if there is a specific part that you require.
Are you considering converting or modifying a shipping container?
Onsite Storage Solutions has over 18 years of experience in the industry and can help you with your project. Give us a call today!