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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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Thumbnail of Port of Oakland ‘Year In Review 2016’ sums up record-setting businesses
Port of Oakland ‘Year In Review 2016’ sums up record-setting businesses
January 18th, 2017
Oakland, CA – January 18, 2017: The Port of Oakland gained momentum and reached new heights in its three business lines in 2016. That’s the message delivered today by the... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland’s Chris Lytle: What a difference a year makes
January 13th, 2017
Oakland, CA – Jan. 13, 2017: What a difference a year makes. Last January the Port of Oakland faced the bankruptcy of its second-largest marine terminal tenant.  Today it faces a... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland set all-time record for loaded containers in ‘16
January 9th, 2017
Oakland, CA – Jan. 9, 2017: Loaded shipping container volume reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland in 2016. The Port reported today that it handled the equivalent... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland director new president of Bay Planning Coalition
December 14th, 2016
Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2016: A Port of Oakland planning and environmental expert has been chosen President of the Bay Planning Coalition.  The trade group’s 36-member Board of Directors... READ MORE