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Port of Oakland shatters 11-year-old record for November imports

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2018: The Port of Oakland had its busiest November ever for imports in 2018, shattering an 11-year-old record. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 83,364 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. That beat the old November record of 76,902 containers set in 2007. November imports were up… Read More

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Former Port of Oakland staffer returns as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2018: Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Barbara Leslie has joined the Port of Oakland’s governing Board of Port Commissioners.  Ms. Leslie, a onetime Port Government Affairs Specialist, replaces Earl Hamlin who resigned from the seven-member Board. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf nominated Ms. Leslie for the volunteer post.  The City Council… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board names new Chief Audit Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2018: A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top auditing post. Currently the Internal Audit Manager for Santa Clara County, Ms. Haggerty will direct operational… Read More

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A Port of Oakland export that’s winning the trade war

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2018: A scrappy little export commodity at the Port of Oakland is winning the battle against global trade headwinds.  The Port said today that scrap paper shipments were up 3 percent in the first 10 months of 2018. The increase in Oakland’s recyclable paper shipments contrasts with a generally challenging environment… Read More

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Wings for All® lands at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, California – December 1, 2018: The Arc of the East Bay, Manos Home Care and Southwest Airlines and The Arc of the United States will co-host a Wings for All® event at Oakland International Airport (OAK), Saturday, December 1, 2018. This event is being held in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Originated by… Read More

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Jack London Square’s Tree Lighting Ceremony returns Nov. 30

See video here. Oakland, CA – November 28, 2018: Jack London Square lights up for the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. The annual event includes the lighting of the 55-foot Mount Shasta fir tree decorated with 5,000 lights and 600 ornaments. Guests will experience music… Read More

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Oakland Airport makes way for Thanksgiving travelers

Oakland, CA – (Nov. 21, 2018): Officials at Oakland International Airport said that 48,000 travelers are expected to pass through its terminals today, anticipating the busiest Thanksgiving travel day to be this Sunday, with 51,000 travelers.  The 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period between Friday, November 16th and Monday, November 26th, includes a projected estimated total… Read More

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Port of Oakland sees second trucker turn to all-electric cargo rig

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 20, 2018: A second trucking firm at the Port of Oakland has turned to battery-powered big rigs.  Impact Transportation said today that it has purchased a $275,000 all-electric truck for yard operations.  It’s the latest step in the Port’s quest to phase out diesel-powered freight hauling. Impact said the twin-axle tractor –… Read More

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Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2018:  Port of Oakland and City officials are circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets.  Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s objectives: Reduce disruption for residents and businesses… Read More

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Jack London Square welcomes Black Santa Co. pop-up shop

Oakland, Calif. – November 19, 2018: Jack London Square kicks off the holiday season with Black Santa’s U Wish Workshop, a new pop-up store at the Oakland waterfront from November 23 through December 24. The Winter Wonderland will feature free, kid-friendly, activities: Black Santa and Mrs. C meet-and-greets and photo ops on weekends Festive workshops… Read More

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