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Port of Oakland Board extends Project Labor Agreement 5 years

Oakland, Calif. – December 24, 2020: The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners have extended the Port’s landmark project labor agreement (PLA) that increases East Bay hiring on Port-related capital projects. Negotiated in 2016, the PLA serves as a model for increasing the number of disadvantaged workers in the construction trades especially the highly competitive list… Read More

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Biggest container cranes ever on the way to Port of Oakland

Oakland, CA – December 22, 2020: Towering new cranes are coming to the Port of Oakland to handle the massive ships calling the seaport. These new cranes will be the tallest ever at Oakland, and rank among the largest in the U.S.   Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) is investing in the three giant cranes for its marine terminal at Oakland… Read More

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Oakland International Airport reports November 2020 traffic

Oakland, Calif. – December 18, 2020:  November 2020 passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport (OAK) declined 3.2 percent from October 2020. Amidst travel warnings and calls by health and government officials to cancel travel plans as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, 11,525 fewer passengers used the airport than did in October. This represents a 67 percent decline from… Read More

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New Southwest Airlines flights between OAK and Tucson

Oakland, Calif. – December 16, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between the East Bay airport and Tucson, Arizona (TUS). Daily flights will begin on March 11, 2021 and seats are now on sale at Southwest.com. Southwest has published the following schedule: Southbound Depart Oakland 7:05 p.m. – Arrive Tucson… Read More

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Volaris adds Mérida to list of destinations easily reached from OAK

Oakland, Calif.  – December 15, 2020: Volaris, the ultra-low-cost Mexican airline, announced a new route that will connect OAK and the destination of Mérida, Yucatán. Service will begin January 18, 2021 and operate four times a week. The route to Mérida will depart OAK on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings, with a brief stop in Mexico City…. Read More

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume up in November 

Oakland, CA – December 15, 2020: Full import containers at the Port of Oakland were up just under 1% in November 2020 compared to November of last year. Loaded export boxes at the Oakland seaport dipped 2.6% in November 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.  Full import containers in November 2020 totaled 78,045 TEUs (one TEU is the equivalent of a 20-foot container). This figure was 0.9 percent higher than November 2019 loaded imports which totaled 77,367 TEUs.   Although… Read More

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Jack London Square virtual tree-lighting event is Friday

Oakland, CA – December 7, 2020: Jack London square is hosting five, family-friendly evenings of online holiday festivities beginning tonight, Monday, and ending with the traditional tree-lighting ceremony Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. The virtual events can be viewed here: www.jacklondonsquare.com or on Jack London Square’s Facebook  or Instagram pages. Jack London Square is part of the Port of Oakland’s portfolio…. Read More

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