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Port of Oakland rally rolls on: August exports up 7 percent

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 21, 2016):  A year-long rally in containerized export volume is gathering momentum at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today its export volume last month jumped 7 percent over August 2015 totals.  It was the biggest year-over-year increase since a 7.1 percent rise in April. The Port said it has… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s largest terminal says night gates here to stay

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 20, 2016): Night gates are here to stay at the Port of Oakland’s busiest marine terminal.  The Port said today that Oakland International Container Terminal will make evening operations permanent following a successful three-month trial. The decision makes Oakland one of the few U.S. ports open late for container pick-up or… Read More

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Port of Oakland Commissioner honored for service to City

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 16, 2016): Port of Oakland Commissioner Cestra “Ces” Butner has been honored with the Oakland Legacy Award. Commissioner Butner was one of four civic leaders to receive the annual award at a reception here last night.  More than 1,000 people witnessed the award presentation. The Legacy Awards are presented by Oakland’s… Read More

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Coastal cleanup volunteers to pitch in at Port of Oakland shoreline

Oakland, Calif.– September 15, 2016: Over 60,000 Californians are expected to clean up beaches and waterways for the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday. As part of the statewide effort, about 200 volunteers will gather at two Port of Oakland properties to clean up the shoreline. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for our… Read More

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Port of Oakland added to Vietnam-China-U.S. shipping route

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 13, 2016): A Transpacific shipping route linking Asia and the U.S. will add weekly Port of Oakland stops beginning in November.  The Port said today Oakland will become the sixth stop in the service operated by three Asian shipping lines. The service, known as the Calco-C, connects ports in Vietnam, China and California. … Read More

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Norwegian adds Boeing 787 nonstop service to Barcelona and Copenhagen

Oakland, CA – (Sept. 8, 2016): Together, Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) announce another major expansion from the increasingly popular San Francisco Bay Area airport to two new high demand destinations in Europe. Norwegian will launch its award winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from OAK to Copenhagen, Denmark on March 25, 2017, followed by Northern California’s first… Read More

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How to become certified with the Port of Oakland

Oakland, CA.- August 3, 2016– Three instructional videos were unveiled today on the Port of Oakland website to help local firms get certified with the Port for business opportunities. The Port said the videos will help further promote local hiring and regional economic growth. “We are releasing these videos to show local businesses the ease… Read More

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