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About the Port

About the Port

The Port of Oakland exemplifies a unique combination of public/private endeavors. It encompasses a world-class container port, a thriving airport, an array of retail and commercial buildings and acres of recreational and open space. The Port of Oakland, through its policies and its tenants' activities, supports approximately 50,000 jobs in the Northern California mega region and impacts about 827,000 jobs nationwide.

Governed by a Board of Port Commissioners, nominated by the mayor of Oakland and appointed by a vote of the City Council, the Port of Oakland occupies an important place in the local and regional economy. The Port employs 465 dedicated and skilled professionals and generates thousands more jobs for local residents and businesses.

The Port funds its own operations. It receives no tax money from the city, and instead supports businesses that provide millions in tax revenue to the City of Oakland and the State of California.

Powering Jobs, Empowering Communities Powering Jobs, Empowering Communities

The Port of Oakland has just launched a public education initiative about the Port's positive economic impact in the region around the theme "Powering Jobs, Empowering Communities."
For our brochure click here.

Port of Oakland Stretegic Plan

Port Strategic Plan

A stable and adaptable framework to guide the Port over the next five years (PDF).
2013 Scholarship Recipients

2013 Scholarship Awards

Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program to honor Oakland Public High School Students.

Learn about the history of the Port of Oakland. Click here.

Port Leadership


Port of Oakland

530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 627-1100
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