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Port of Oakland loaded box volume declines in May as expected

Oakland, Calif. – June 11, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded container volume decreased 12.7 percent last month from May 2019 totals, according to data released today. The Port had been expecting cargo decline due to continued COVID-19 impacts on global shipping. The Port pointed to lower consumer demand in domestic and foreign markets, both driven… Read More

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Oakland International launches media campaign aimed at recovery: “We’re ready to see you all fly the East Bay Way once again”

Oakland, CA: (June 9, 2020) – Oakland International Airport has launched a month-long broadcast media campaign intended to welcome travelers back following dramatic industry-wide declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Throughout the month of June, the campaign will air commercials on local Bay Area television, including spots on cable, local news, public television, and network programs, as… Read More

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Port of Oakland issues statement on racial justice

Oakland, Calif. – June 8, 2020:  The Port of Oakland today issued the following statement regarding racial justice and the killing May 25 of George Floyd in Minneapolis: The Port of Oakland, as a member of the Oakland East Bay community and a public enterprise of international commerce, supports the movement for social and racial… Read More

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Oakland International Airport exec: fliers ‘itching to hop aboard’

Oakland, Calif. – June 3, 2020: Coronavirus recovery could come slowly to the aviation sector, Oakland International Airport’s top executive warned today.  But Bryant Francis expressed confidence that travelers would soon begin returning to the skies. “Many life-long travelers, like myself, are itching to hop back on board,” the Port of Oakland’s Aviation Director said… Read More

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Port of Oakland looks to lead East Bay rebound from COVID-19

Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2020:  This region’s economic rebound from coronavirus would most likely start at the Port of Oakland.  That’s what the Port’s Executive Director told East Bay business and civic leaders this week while seeking their support. Danny Wan assured the East Bay Economic Development Alliance that his Port would be “poised… Read More

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Port of Oakland COVID-19 response enters new phase

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click HERE for Executive Director’s video update. Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2020:  It’s time to address the financial impact of coronavirus, Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan said today.  In a widely distributed video, the Port executive said his organization is readying countermeasures to offset crippling revenue declines.  His stated aim:… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded box volume edged up last month, but…

Oakland, Calif. – May 12, 2020:  Port of Oakland loaded container volume edged up last month but a likely downturn is ahead.  That was the message Port officials delivered today as the coronavirus pandemic pressured global trade. The Port reported that April loaded container volume increased 1.4 percent compared to the same month last year. … Read More

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