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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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Summertime travel draws 1.3 million passengers to Oakland International Airport in July

Oakland, Calif.  – August 31, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today that it served 1,318,052 passengers in July, a 6.8% increase over the prior year. The July percentage increase constitutes an additional 82,541 travelers at OAK compared to 1,235,511 passengers in July 2017. Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis, said, “It is… Read More

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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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