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Port of Oakland hopeful, cautious over U.S.-China trade deal

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: Port of Oakland officials mixed hope with caution today following a possible U.S.-China trade war de-escalation.  Word of a deal to ease the 18-month-long tariff skirmish prompted the following response from the Port: “We’re hopeful that this is the beginning of the end to damaging trade restrictions,” said Port of… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints first female Port Attorney

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: For the first time in its 92-year history, a woman has been named Port Attorney at the Port of Oakland.  The Port’s governing Board last night appointed Michele Heffes as the head of its in-house Legal Department. Ms. Heffes succeeds Danny Wan, the prior Port Attorney, who became the… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2019:  Port of Oakland export cargo volume increased 5.8 percent last month compared to November 2018, according to statistics released today. It was the second straight month export levels have risen in Oakland, the Port said.  Export volume had previously climbed 10.8 percent in October. According to Port data, Oakland… Read More

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Thanksgiving travel kicks off at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. –  Nov. 22, 2019:  The Thanksgiving Holiday travel period has begun at Oakland International Airport (OAK), and will extend through Monday, December 2.  The Airport expects November 27th – the day before Thanksgiving – to be its busiest travel day during this holiday period, with 47,500 passengers in OAK’s terminals. Next Sunday, December 1st,… Read More

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Huge market hall coming to Jack London Square in 2020

Oakland, CA – Nov. 20, 2019: Jack London Square announced this week that it’s getting a 40,000-square-foot, indoor market hall next summer. A number of celebrity chefs have already signed on to the project at 55 Harrison St. along the Port of Oakland’s waterfront. “We’re excited to see this concept coming to Jack London Square,” said… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director

Click here to see Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan’s introductory video Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019: Danny Wan, who has been serving as the Port of Oakland’s interim Executive Director since last summer, and was Port Attorney for six years before that, has been named permanent Port Executive Director. The Port’s governing… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 10.8 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2019: Port of Oakland exports increased 10.8 percent last month compared to October 2018 volumes, according to data released today.  The Port labeled the double-digit jump positive amid reports that the U.S.-China trade war could be easing. “Our export customers have demonstrated their resilience throughout this tariff standoff,” said Port… Read More

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OAK becomes first California airport to deliver free short stories to all passengers

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2019: Improving the passenger experience for Bay Area residents and visitors is key to the vision that drives officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Under the leadership of Director Bryant L. Francis, the airport recently forged a new partnership with innovative French company Short Édition, allowing travelers at OAK to enjoy short stories printed on-demand by… Read More

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