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Jobs study: Port of Oakland generates 84,000 jobs in the Bay Area

Oakland, Calif. – April 18, 2019:  The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20 percent of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released today. The study by Martin Associates shows that the Port’s overall economic value—from business revenue, consumer spending, and total value of goods and… Read More

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Port of Oakland adds new shipping service to Vietnam

Oakland, Calif. – April 15, 2019:  The Port of Oakland will add new direct service to Vietnam by late April. Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch direct Vietnam links using vessels that can carry up to 11,900 twenty-foot containers. PIL’s new service is called AC5 and is in partnership with Cosco and Wan Hai. New… Read More

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Port of Oakland reports positive first quarter

  Oakland, Calif. – April 12, 2019: The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. Through the end of March 2019, the Port handled 612,151 TEUs—the equivalent of one 20-foot long container—compared to 587,356 TEUs during the same period in 2018. That represents a 4.2 percent increase. There has been… Read More

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Tall ship sailing adventures return to Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – April 10, 2019: Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are in port at Jack London Square. The sailing vessels give visitors a glimpse of maritime history from the mid-1700’s to the late 1800’s. The ships are docked at the foot of Broadway through April 23, 2019. Vessel tours are open to the public for… Read More

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Southwest inaugurates Maui service in Oakland; Airport celebrates with free parking

Oakland, CA – (April 8, 2019):  Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete with Hula dancers, live music, fresh leis, and an offer to park free for four days. Port of Oakland… Read More

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Norwegian Air Shuttle celebrates 5 years at Oakland International Airport with over 1 million passengers served

Oakland, Calif. – April 2, 2019:  Oakland International Airport (OAK) joins Norwegian Air Shuttle in celebrating the airline’s fifth year of service from the East Bay. The milestone coincides with the resumption of seasonal service to Stockholm, Sweden, which resumed Monday, April 1, at OAK. Seasonal service to Rome and Copenhagen resumes today, Tuesday, April 2. Passengers traveling from the Bay… Read More

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Port of Oakland free harbor tours return May through October

Oakland, Calif. – April 1, 2019: The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2019 harbor tour schedule on its web site today. The 90-minute harbor excursions include a guided narration and are conducted aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet. “Port of Oakland harbor tours allow… Read More

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