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Celebrating 90 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 reports 2.1 percent increase in export volume
February 15th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. - Feb. 15, 2018: The Port of Oakland today reported that containerized export volume in January increased 2.1 percent from the same month a year ago. It was the... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland boss tells audience 'This is our time'
January 30th, 2018
Attn. editors: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle's State of the Port presentation is available here Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2018: Investment in new capabilities could drive Port of Oakland cargo volume... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland launches year in review web portal
January 24th, 2018
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here for 'year in review' video summaries Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2018: The Port of Oakland today launched its year in review web portal:  Year in review 2017. The portal... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland to freight haulers: There's money to clear the air
January 12th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – January 12, 2018:  Port of Oakland officials are making an 11th hour financial pitch to freight haulers this month.  Their message: the state of California has millions of dollars available... READ MORE