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Port of Oakland cargo volume up while vessel congestion continues

Oakland, Calif – June 17, 2021: The Port of Oakland continues to move its cargo volume numbers toward record territory. At the same time, more cargo presents enormous operating challenges for marine terminals and ocean carriers at Oakland and at major ports around the world.   The Port reported today that it handled the equivalent of 1.08 million… Read More

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California re-opened but mask restrictions remain at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – June 15, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the news that the State of California has progressed away from most COVID-19-related restrictions, including wearing a mask in public. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to reduce the spread of the virus, the Presidential Executive Order issued January 21, 2021 requires masks… Read More

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Southwest Airlines to fly between Oakland and Bellingham, Washington

Oakland, Calif.– June 10, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between the East Bay airport and Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Washington state beginning November 16, 2021. The flights will operate twice daily aboard Southwest’s fleet of Boeing 737 airliners. Fare and schedule information can be found at… Read More

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OAK prepared for busiest weekend so far this year

Oakland, Calif. – May 27, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK), the second busiest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, is prepared for a busy holiday travel weekend as the peak summer travel season begins. The airport expects more than 130,000 travelers over the five-day holiday period from Wednesday, May 27 through Monday, June 1. Friday… Read More

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OAK begins environmental review for Terminal Modernization and Development Project

Oakland, Calif. – May 25, 2021: Oakland International Airport has begun the environmental review process for a proposed Terminal Modernization and Development Project. As the first step in the environmental review process required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Oakland issued the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)… Read More

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Port of Oakland, others ask $2.25 billion to move freight soot-free

Oakland, Calif. – May 19, 2021: A coalition including the Port of Oakland wants California to spend $2.25 billion on emissions-free freight hauling. Supply chain and environmental groups sent their request to Sacramento this month, seeking surplus state revenue to finance: Zero-emission trucks and cargo handling equipment, Infrastructure such as electric charging stations, and Training… Read More

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Port of Oakland a recipient of economic relief for California ports

Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2021 – The Port of Oakland will be a recipient of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s economic relief for ports. The Governor’s proposed budget includes $250 million for public ports that have been financially challenged due to the pandemic. Governor Newsom made the announcement during the California Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Virtual Capitol Summit & Host… Read More

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