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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 10.8 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2019: Port of Oakland exports increased 10.8 percent last month compared to October 2018 volumes, according to data released today.  The Port labeled the double-digit jump positive amid reports that the U.S.-China trade war could be easing. “Our export customers have demonstrated their resilience throughout this tariff standoff,” said Port… Read More

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OAK becomes first California airport to deliver free short stories to all passengers

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2019: Improving the passenger experience for Bay Area residents and visitors is key to the vision that drives officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Under the leadership of Director Bryant L. Francis, the airport recently forged a new partnership with innovative French company Short Édition, allowing travelers at OAK to enjoy short stories printed on-demand by… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded container volume up 3.1 percent YTD

Oakland, Calif. – October 16, 2019:  Port of Oakland loaded container volume from January through September increased 3.1 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to data released today. The Port said that despite a dip last month, loaded exports are outpacing last year’s numbers. Loaded imports are up 3.5 percent and loaded… Read More

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Port of Oakland operating income up 4.1 percent in FY 2019

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2019: Operating income at the Port of Oakland increased 4.1 percent in Fiscal Year 2019, according to figures released today.  The Port reported operating income of $66 million for the year on operating revenue of $397 million.  The Port said its operating income was at an all-time high. FY 2019… Read More

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Port of Oakland retired boss Chris Lytle gets lifetime honor

Long Beach, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2019: Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle received one of the shipping industry’s top honors here this week.  The Containerization and Intermodal Institute presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award for a 53-year maritime career.  The recognition came during the Institute’s annual Connie Awards banquet. Mr. Lytle, 73,… Read More

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Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year

Oakland, Calif. – September 16, 2019:  Refrigerated export volume has grown 20 percent here in the past year, the Port of Oakland said today. The increase could indicate that the Port’s strategic bet on temperature-controlled cargo is paying off. The Port said it handled 119,756 20-foot containers of refrigerated exports from August 2018 through July… Read More

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Oakland International Airport gears up for busy Labor Day holiday weekend

Oakland, Calif. – August 29, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) expects to be bustling this Labor Day holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the unofficial end of the summer travel season. OAK anticipates welcoming approximately 191,500 passengers during the five-day period beginning today, August 29, through Monday, September 2.  Peak travel for the holiday weekend is expected to be Monday,… Read More

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Jabbrrbox introduces private workspace pods at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2019:  Jabbrrbox, a workspace solutions company, has today announced its launch at Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Terminal 2. Two new booths provide on-demand, technology-equipped private workspaces to over 13 million passengers that travel through OAK every year. Jabbrrbox is equipped with a desk and seating, and features Wi-Fi, USB charging,… Read More

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Southwest to expand Hawaii service at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2019:  Southwest Airlines has announced that beginning January 2020, the airline will add two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK) – Lihue, Kauai Island and Kona on the Island of Hawaii. Service to Kona (KOA) will operate four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Service to Lihue… Read More

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