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Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2018:  More battery-powered trucks should enter the Port of Oakland fleet by 2020 thanks to a new state grant. The California Air Resources Board has preliminarily awarded a $50 million grant to the Port of Long Beach for the Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation (START) Project. The START Project will demonstrate nearly… Read More

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Port of Oakland night gates will expand to speed up cargo flow

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2018: Another Port of Oakland marine terminal operator said today that it’s opening night gates to accelerate containerized cargo flow.  TraPac, Oakland’s second-largest terminal, plans to add a second shift for harbor truckers beginning Oct. 15. The move enables thousands of drivers to pick up or drop off Oakland containerized cargo from… Read More

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Oakland Airport’s fire and rescue team prepares with its first “live burn”

Oakland, Calif.  – Sept. 13, 2018: This week, Oakland Fire Department (OFD) firefighters stationed at Oakland International Airport (OAK) are undergoing a “Live Burn” training exercise, as part of the department’s annual training program.  Roughly fifty-five firefighters are participating in the training, which is being hosted at OAK for the first time. OFD provides emergency response services… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports up 9.2 percent from a year ago

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 13, 2018: Peak season is off to a record start at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 85,166 loaded 20-foot import containers last month. It was the busiest August in the Port’s 91-year history. The Port’s record performance signaled a strong start to the peak… Read More

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Eat Real Festival celebrates 10 years at Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – September 11, 2018: Jack London Square’s biggest event of the year, Eat Real Festival, celebrates its 10th year at the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly festival with local food vendors, artisan products and cooking demonstrations by some of the Bay Area’s… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives $1.35 million in security grants

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2018: FEMA, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, has awarded $1.35 million to the Port of Oakland to strengthen maritime security.  The grants were announced last week by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.  They’re part of the government’s Port Security Grant Program. The Port said it would use the grants to… Read More

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