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Port of Oakland shore power use hit all-time high last month

Oakland, Calif. – August 31, 2018: Seventy-eight percent of container vessels visiting here last month cut engines and plugged into landside electrical power, the Port of Oakland reported today.  It was the highest plug-in rate ever recorded in Oakland. The Port said the performance demonstrates progress in its effort to curb diesel emissions from ships. According to… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints Principal Engineer for seaport projects

Oakland, Calif. – August 28, 2018: The Port of Oakland today promoted Thanh Vuong to Principal Engineer in the Maritime Project Design and Delivery Department. The department manages more than $50 million worth of seaport capital projects each year and provides upkeep of more than $1 billion worth of infrastructure. Mr. Vuong will be responsible for managing… Read More

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OAK regional roster expands with Santa Barbara flights

Oakland, CA (August 27, 2018) – Good news for travelers in the Bay Area and Santa Barbara today, as Contour Airlines announces highly sought nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). Beginning October 16th, Contour will operate daily flights aboard its 30-seat ERJ-135 aircraft. Santa Barbara represents one of OAK’s… Read More

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Major Port of Oakland project could have $1 billion upside

Oakland, Calif. – August 27, 2018: A Port of Oakland infrastructure project could boost economic output by $1 billion while improving agricultural export flow.  That’s the conclusion of Washington State University economists studying a proposed $515 million fix for a major Port gateway. Researchers from WSU’s Freight Policy Transportation Institute said this month that upgrading the Port’s… Read More

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Done! Four cranes raised to soar 393 feet at Port of Oakland

Link to time-lapse video that demonstrates how cranes are raised Oakland, Calif. – August 24, 2018: Four ship-to-shore cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT), the busiest terminal at the Port of Oakland, are 27 feet taller following completion this week of a year-long, crane-raising project. The fourth and final raised crane went back into service… Read More

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Port of Oakland project seen as key to future about to begin

Oakland, Calif. – August 17, 2018: A freight distribution center placing high-demand logistics capability inside a global trade gateway will soon take shape here.  The Port of Oakland said today that work should begin this fall on a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex. The complex is envisioned as a cargo-handling campus that could change the trajectory of… Read More

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