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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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Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce

Oakland, Calif. – August 16, 2018: The Port of Oakland has given $70,000 to a local non-profit to prepare local workers for careers in the environmental construction trades. The money is going to Oakland-based Rising Sun Energy Center which has a track record of helping low-income adults get jobs in the construction, energy efficiency, and solar… Read More

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Port of Oakland July container volume up 3.6 percent

Oakland, Calif. – August 15, 2018: Port of Oakland total container volume increased 3.6 percent in July, according to data released today. The Port said the rise over July 2017 totals was driven by an increase in empty container shipments to Asia. Import cargo volume declined 0.6 percent in July, the Port said. Exports were down… Read More

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Oakland International Airport goes green with blue natural gas buses

Oakland, CA – (August 14, 2018):  Oakland International Airport proudly presents the arrival of nine new parking shuttle buses. The vibrant blue buses have just completed the testing period and are already in use. OAK now provides convenient and environmentally sustainable service between airline terminals and parking facilities. Powered by compressed natural gas, the shuttle… Read More

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1.2 million passengers at Oakland International in June

Oakland, Calif. – August 1, 2018: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today released June traffic reports, which reveal that total passenger activity at the airport increased 2.9% – from 1,218,265 in June 2017 to 1,253,329 in June this year.  The fiscal year concluded in June for the Airport with 13,356,803 passengers, up 6.1% from 12,593,371 in FY2017. For the current calendar year, OAK is… Read More

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Jack London Square hosts five free events in four days

Oakland, Calif. – August 1, 2018: Thousands of visitors will come to Jack London Square during one of its busiest summer weekends, with five events in four days beginning Thursday. Here’s a rundown of the series of events: Thursday night, Waterfront Flicks features “Bridesmaids” on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn beginning at sundown; Friday… Read More

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Jack London Square’s Pedalfest to draw 25,000 visitors

  Oakland, Calif. – July 25, 2018: Pedalfest, a celebration of cycling, food and family, will draw 25,000 biking enthusiasts to the Oakland waterfront on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Veteran cyclers, beginners and casual observers are all welcome at the admission-free event. “Pedalfest is a fun celebration for everyone,” said interim Executive… Read More

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Additional nonstop service between Oakland and Lihue commences today

Oakland, Calif. – July 17, 2018:  Today, 91 years after the very first flight between the US mainland and Hawaii,  Hawaiian Airlines begins daily year-round service between Oakland (OAK) and Lihue, on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i. The First Trans-Pacific Flight took off from Oakland International Airport at 7:09 a.m. on June 28, 1927 in the Atlantic-Fokker C-2 Bird of… Read More

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