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Navigating the Seas of Change.

Since our founding in 1927 the Seaport has served as the principle ocean gateway for international containerized cargo shipments in Northern California. As a Top 10 Port in the United States, the Oakland Seaport loads and discharges 99% of all containerized goods in Northern California, the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.

Our proximity to Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, and the Central Valley makes us the Seaport for California’s leading industries.

Service to our customer and community always come first. The Seaport anticipates market needs and works closely with customer and community to develop infrastructure to meet trade demands and sustain our community.

There are many projects taking place at the Oakland Seaport. The former Oakland Army Base is being redeveloped into a 380-acre Seaport Logistics Complex; creating local jobs, providing state-of-the-art rail, warehousing, and transloading facilities to better serve our customers, both big and small. This complex will serve as an incubator for innovative sustainability projects.

John C. Driscoll
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Maritime Director
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Beth Frisher
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Manager, Business Development and Int’l Marketing
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Mike O'Brien
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Port Facility Security Officer
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Chris Peterson
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Chief Wharfinger
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Delphine Prevost
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Manager, Administration and Finance Services
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Yen Kelly
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Assistant Management Analyst
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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