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Fleet Week 2016 takes off from Oakland International Airport

Oakland, CA – (September 30, 2016): Oakland International Airport (OAK) will welcome the Blue Angels back to Oakland over the weekend as its base for Fleet Week 2016.  It’s the third straight year the precision Navy fliers will make Oakland their home on the road. They’ll be joined by United States Air Force aircraft, other performance… Read More

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Port of Oakland: So far, wider Panama Canal not a factor

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 27, 2016): Bigger ships may be using the newly widened Panama Canal, but they’re not bypassing Oakland to get there.  The Port of Oakland said today that wider canal locks have not dented its business. According to Port data, Oakland vessel traffic has gone up since the Canal got bigger June… Read More

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Growth at Oakland International advances 6.3% in August

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 26, 2016): Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today that the Airport has now marked its 33rd consecutive month of passenger traffic growth. The busy end-of-summer travel month of August culminated in a 6.3% increase over the same period in 2015. The upturn represents a total of 1,110,385 passengers served… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board President honored by LGBT organization

Oakland, CA – (September 23, 2016):  Michael Colbruno, president of the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners was honored last night for his leadership within the LGBT business community. The Golden Gate Business Association recognized the commissioner for his election as the first LGBT person to become president of the Board. The event was held in… Read More

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Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square to draw big crowd

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 22, 2016): The Eat Real Festival 2016 is a multi-cultural eating extravaganza at the Oakland waterfront this weekend. The three-day event at the Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square draws tens of thousands of visitors. Admission is free. The event is family-friendly and runs Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25…. Read More

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Port of Oakland eases worry over bankrupt shipping line boxes

  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 receive empty containers owned by the ocean carrier, which filed for bankruptcy protection Aug. 31. The announcement means cargo owners and truckers won’t have… Read More

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