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BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES goes virtual for Halloween

Oakland, Calif. – October 28, 2020: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square are co-hosting the annual DogFest Bay Area: BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES, Oct. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. To promote health and safety of participants during the pandemic, the celebration will be online Saturday. The Halloween event is family-oriented and dog-centric. Event activities include canine costume contests and tutorials on making dog… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Acting Communications Director

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland today named Robert Bernardo its Acting Communications Director beginning Nov. 10.  Mr. Bernardo, the Port’s Media/Public Relations Manager, replaces Communications Director Mike Zampa who retires next month. Mr. Bernardo will manage a three-person staff responsible for internal, external and executive communications, the Port said.  He… Read More

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Port of Oakland has best September ever for import volume

Oakland, Calif. – October 14, 2020:  The Port of Oakland experienced its best September ever for import cargo volume. The Port said 93,916 twenty-foot (TEU) full import containers last month beat a 2019 record of 84,901 TEUs. The Port also said today that containerized import volume jumped 10.6 percent in September compared to 2019 totals…. Read More

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Southwest Airlines to fly between Oakland International Airport and Palm Springs

Oakland, Calif.  – October 8, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between the East Bay airport and Palm Springs, California (PSP). Two daily flights will begin on Nov. 15 and seats are now on sale at Southwest.com.  Today Southwest published the following schedule:                  … Read More

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Port of Oakland reports unaudited Fiscal Year 2020 results

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2020:  Despite a 37.6 percent drop in net income compared to the prior year, the Port of Oakland is on a sustainable path due to managed reduction in expenses. That’s what the Port’s governing Board heard in a presentation last week on Fiscal Year 2020 unaudited financial performance. The Port reported… Read More

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Oakland International Airport offering free rapid result COVID-19 Airport Testing Program

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2020: Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today it would begin to offer free, rapid-result COVID-19 tests to employees and the public beginning Oct. 6. The Airport said it’s working with CityHealth Urgent Care to make the tests available at its North Field terminal complex at 9070 Earhart Road. All OAK-based employees… Read More

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Port of Oakland strategy, investments will lead to business recovery 

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2020:  Strategic initiatives and investment in operational improvements are the Port of Oakland’s solutions to post-pandemic business recovery and future growth. That is the message the Port’s Maritime Director delivered to the Pacific Transportation Association at its Zoom meeting this month. “We are determining our strategic initiatives right now,” said… Read More

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Oakland International Airport reports August 2020 passenger traffic

Oakland, Calif. – September 24, 2020: August 2020 passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport (OAK) decreased 8.4 percent from what was reported for July 2020. In fact, 28,535 fewer passengers departed from OAK than did in July. “Encouraging June to July growth was dampened as cases of COVID-19 increased during August,” says Bryant L. Francis, Port… Read More

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