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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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Port of Oakland set all-time import cargo record in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2019: Last month was the busiest in the Port of Oakland’s 92-year history for containerized import cargo.  The Port said today it handled the equivalent of 90,598 20-foot import containers in July.  It was the first time ever that Oakland import volume had crossed the 90,000-container threshold in a single… Read More

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Port of Oakland unsure of peak season volume but ready to go

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 6, 2019: Uncertainty clouds the peak season container shipping outlook with more threatened tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. looming.  But the Port of Oakland said today that there’s no uncertainty about handling the annual August-November cargo rush. “The Port is operating efficiently, ships are getting in-and-out on time and… Read More

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Today’s chatter: Port of Oakland welcomes 10,000th visitor

Oakland, Calif. – July 30, 2019: Talk may be cheap but it’s popular online, according to the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that its web-based customer service feature LiveChat this month has passed 10,000 visitors since launching in December 2015. The Port said its online representatives are responding to about 200 online queries… Read More

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Port of Oakland Oks long-term lease for speedy cargo flow

Oakland, Calif. – July 29, 2019: A program that accelerates Port of Oakland cargo flow has a new lease on life…literally.  Port Commissioners last week approved a firm’s 13-year lease to continue moving loaded import containers off Oakland docks. The agreement keeps Shippers Transport Express on 32 acres at the Port’s Seaport Logistics Complex through… Read More

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