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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 vessel calls to Southeast Asia up 50 percent
May 23rd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2017: Direct vessel calls from here to Southeast Asia are up 50 percent this spring, Port of Oakland officials say. Two U.S. Ambassadors to the... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland hails mariners and industry contributions on National Maritime Day
May 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2017: The Port of Oakland hailed today the men and women who have served as U.S. merchant mariners and the significant contribution the shipping industry... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland begins project to raise height of four cranes
May 15th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 15, 2017: Work has begun at the Port of Oakland to heighten four massive ship-to-shore cranes.  The Port said today that the 366-foot giants will be... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland gains from trend: more cargo, fewer ships
May 12th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 12, 2017: A shipping industry trend toward bigger, more efficient container vessels is paying off at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today that 2017... READ MORE