Port of Oakland welcomes contemporary Mexican restaurant to Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – February 29, 2024: The Port of Oakland welcomes a new addition to Jack London Square’s diverse dining options. Mia Comida Casera Mezcaleria, Mia for short, is a contemporary taqueria specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine at reasonable prices. The new 1,170 square-foot restaurant opened last month in the Broadway Plaza area across from […]

Port of Oakland January container volume continues to rise

Oakland, Calif. – February 26, 2024: The Port of Oakland January container volume continues its upward trajectory, following a trend first seen in 2023.   Full imports increased 8.2%, with the Seaport handling 72,081 TEUs (twenty-foot containers) in January 2024, versus 66,637 TEUs in January 2023.   Full exports saw an increase of 9.3%, with 62,596 TEUs […]

Port of Oakland awarded $10 million to modernize restrooms at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif.–February 22, 2024: Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the Port of Oakland, which operates Oakland International Airport (OAK), will be granted $10 million in project funding. The funds will be used for Phase 1 of the airport’s forthcoming Terminal Restroom Renovation Program, which will modernize OAK’s restrooms and add both […]

Port of Oakland remains preferred gateway for refrigerated export cargo in 2023

Oakland, Calif. – February 21, 2024: The Port of Oakland is a refrigerated cargo powerhouse. It ranks number one by TEU (twenty-foot container) volume in refrigerated (reefer) export trade among United States (US) ports. Oakland has ranked first among all US ports in international reefer export TEU’s for seven consecutive years.  The total commercial value […]

Port of Oakland names new Maritime Marketing Manager

Oakland, Calif. – February 20, 2024: The Port of Oakland today announced the appointment of new Maritime Marketing Manager Carolyn Almquist. She brings with her a wealth of private sector experience in international trade. Almquist joins the Port of Oakland after 25 years with American President Lines (APL), a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. She […]

Oakland Airport will show puppy love to passengers this Valentine’s Day

Oakland, Calif. – February 13, 2024: Oakland International Airport (OAK) is showing love to passengers in a few different ways this Valentine’s Day. OAK will host a special visit from Valley Humane Society’s Canine Comfort Pet-Assisted Therapy team on February 14. Five dogs, decked out in Valentine’s Day outfits, will participate along with their volunteer owners to […]

Oakland Airport completes phase 1 of taxiway rehabilitation project

Oakland, Calif. – February 9, 2024: Oakland International Airport (OAK) has completed phase 1 of its Taxiway W Rehabilitation project, a multi-year phased approach to improving one of the most critical taxiways at OAK. Phase 1 rehabilitated approximately 1,900 feet of Taxiway W, the primary departure route for nearly all operations at OAK’s primary runway. […]

Port, Oakland Chamber host sold-out environmental symposium

Zero emissions Oakland symposium

Oakland, Calif. – February 8, 2024: The Port of Oakland in partnership with the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce held the first-ever Oakland environmental symposium yesterday. The event brought together maritime, aviation, commercial real estate, environmental, business, government and community leaders to collaborate on innovative zero-emissions solutions.  “We are dedicated to growing green businesses and creating green-collar jobs […]

Oakland Airport renews advertising agreement with Oakland Roots Sports Club

Oakland, Calif. – February 6, 2024: Oakland International Airport (OAK) has announced the renewal of its advertisement agreement with Oakland Roots Sports Club for the professional soccer team’s 2024 season. This will be the second year that OAK will hold the designation as the Official Airport of Oakland Roots. “We’re very pleased to renew our advertising agreement with […]