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OAK Airport opens first post-security Service Animal Relief Area

Oakland, CA (October 17, 2018) – Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announce the newest amenity for passengers flying with service animals. A post-security Service Animal Relief Area is now open near Gate 25 in Terminal 2 – the first space of its kind within OAK’s terminal facilities. Until now, travelers accompanied by approved… Read More

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Travel back in time aboard a Tall Ship at Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – October 10, 2018: Tall Ship Lady Washington will be docked at Jack London Square at the foot of Broadway, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can experience maritime history by taking a vessel tour for a small donation to the floating museum. There are also ticketed sailing trips on San Francisco Bay. Lady Washington was… Read More

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Port of Oakland shatters record for peak season cargo volume

Oakland, Calif. – October 10, 2018:  A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year history.  That followed another all-time record in August. The Port said it has handled the equivalent of 168,289 20-foot loaded import containers in… Read More

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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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