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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 eases worry over bankrupt shipping line boxes
September 21st, 2016
  Oakland, CA – (Sept. 21, 2016): A potential supply chain meltdown resulting from Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy has been averted at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today it will... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland rally rolls on: August exports up 7 percent
September 21st, 2016
Oakland, CA – (Sept. 21, 2016):  A year-long rally in containerized export volume is gathering momentum at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today its export volume last month... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland’s largest terminal says night gates here to stay
September 20th, 2016
Oakland, CA – (Sept. 20, 2016): Night gates are here to stay at the Port of Oakland’s busiest marine terminal.  The Port said today that Oakland International Container Terminal will... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland gets Hanjin ship today, a second due Friday
September 14th, 2016
Oakland, CA – (Sept. 14, 2016): Hanjin Shipping vessels return here this week for the first time since the container carrier filed for bankruptcy Aug. 31.  The Port of Oakland said... READ MORE