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Three new restaurants for Oakland’s Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – July 17, 2018: New restaurants are settling into Jack London Square this summer bringing international flavor to Oakland’s waterfront. Two have already opened with a third to follow by September. The influx of dining spots is generating increased interest in the Square at its busiest time of the year. “The restaurant scene… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board elects Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner as President

Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2018: Oakland business leader Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The Board of Port Commissioners selected their colleague for the top post at a meeting last week. Commissioner Butner succeeds Joan Story, who will remain on the Board. Commissioner Andreas Cluver was elected… Read More

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Southwest Airlines launches five new daily nonstop routes at Oakland International Airport this summer

Oakland, CA – (July 14, 2018):  Tomorrow, Sunday, July 15, Oakland International Airport (OAK), together with Southwest Airlines, celebrate daily nonstop service to five highly-sought destinations from the East Bay: New York/Newark, New Jersey (EWR) San Antonio, Texas (SAT) Orlando, Florida (MCO) Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP) Indianapolis, Indiana (IND) Daily nonstop service to Newark/New York… Read More

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume at all-time high in June

Oakland, Calif. – July 12, 2018: Port of Oakland containerized import volume reached an all-time high last month, according to data released today.  The Port said it handled the equivalent of 87,207 20-foot import containers in June.  That beat the previous monthly record of 84,835 containers set last July. June import volume was up 8.7… Read More

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Port of Oakland boss affirms support for business with Japan

Oakland, Calif. – July 6, 2018: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle this week called for strengthening business ties with Japan. Addressing visitors from the Japanese Port of Hakata, Oakland’s boss listed opportunities for growth at sea and in the air. “It’s extremely critical for us to have good, strong free trade partners such as… Read More

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Jack London Square hosts Taste of Oakland series

Oakland, Calif. – July 5, 2018: Jack London Square hosts the first of three Taste of Oakland festivals Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free, multicultural event will feature live music, tech demos and local food and craft vendors. Yoga sessions and soccer clinics kick off the day at 7:30 a.m. Celebrity Chef… Read More

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Port of Oakland eye popper: magenta container ship in town Monday

PHOTO ATTACHED BELOW Oakland, Calif. – July 5, 2018: Here’s a style tip for those who track ships: magenta is the new black.  A 1,036-foot-long, cherry blossom magenta-colored container ship arrives next week at the Port of Oakland.  Called the ONE Competence, it’s the newly branded symbol of Japan’s recently consolidated container shipping lines. The ship… Read More

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Port of Oakland adopts $494.2 million budget for FY 2019

Oakland, Calif. – July 3, 2018: A new $494.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 goes into place this week at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners last week approved the spending plan that includes $34.7 million for capital projects. The budget finances operations at the Port’s three businesses: Aviation, Commercial Real Estate and Maritime.  In… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Eric Napralla Chief Wharfinger

Oakland, Calif. – July 2, 2018: The Port of Oakland today named maritime veteran Eric Napralla as its Chief Wharfinger.  Mr. Napralla, a 6-year Port employee, will manage seaport operations that range from tenant relationships to facilities leasing.  He replaces Chris Peterson who retired last week after 25 years at the Port, 12 as Chief Wharfinger…. Read More

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Oakland surpasses 1 million passengers in May

Oakland, CA:  (June 30, 2018) – Officials at Oakland International Airport today released May traffic reports, which indicate that total passengers at the airport increased 4.1%, from 1,140,821 in May 2017, to 1,187,120 passengers in May this year. The increase is based upon 1.7% more flight operations and 4.8% more seats.  International traffic volume of… Read More

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