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Celebrating 89 Years of Growth and Innovation

Behind every fact and notable achievement at the Port of Oakland are the all-important human stories. Consider the jobs and careers it has forged, the families it has sustained, the businesses it has fostered and the community programs it has championed. The breadth of the Port’s mandate enables us to play a central role in the region’s economic vitality. Our work promotes business activities that deliver jobs and community benefits. We operate Oakland International Airport, manage the Oakland Seaport, serve as stewards of the waterfront and partner with our communities, all in support of our diverse constituents.

On the Water

The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 on the East shore of San Francisco Bay. As a world-class international cargo and transportation hub, we have pioneered shipping innovations to expedite the movement of goods worldwide. Whether adopting specialized intermodal containers, dredging our channels to accommodate ever-larger vessels or improving adjacent railroad facilities for greater efficiencies, we continue to be a leader in the Port industry.(Link to quick facts.)

In the Air

1927 also marked the opening of the Oakland Municipal Airport. Aviation superstars Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman and Charles Lindbergh, graced our runways more than once. During World War II, the airport served as a major staging area for U.S. military forces in the Pacific.  When the airport expanded in 1962 and jetliners began service, our commercial passenger activity literally took off. Fifty-four years later, Oakland International Airport continues to dramatically expand passenger and cargo services with new carriers and flight destinations worldwide. (Link to quick facts.)

On the Shoreline

As a California State Tidelands Trust grant, the Port of Oakland is steward to more than 800 acres of land on waterfront property. In addition to Port parks and public access, underused acreage is being converted into homes, hotels, offices, shops, restaurants, and other development projects through private investment dollars. Today, this development is fueling Oakland’s urban renaissance by creating jobs, housing,recreation and leisure activities.


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Port of Oakland turning 90, Mayor declares Port of Oakland Day
February 10th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 10, 2017: Sunday will be Port of Oakland Day in this city. Mayor Libby Schaaf declared the observance last night at a meeting of the Board... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland telling same old story: Exports continue to soar
February 9th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 9, 2017: New year, same old story at the Port of Oakland: exports are on the rise again.  The Port said today that containerized export volume... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland, partners spending $600 million on future growth
February 3rd, 2017
Tampa, Fla. – Feb. 3, 2017:  A Port of Oakland executive outlined a $600 million spending plan here today for growth at his West Coast trade gateway.  Maritime Director John... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland in 2017: the buildout begins for growth
January 25th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – (Jan. 25, 2017): Port of Oakland executives are calling 2017 the breakout year for an ambitious growth agenda.  They asked their Efficiency Task Force this week to... READ MORE