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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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Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2020: Import cargo volume increased for the third consecutive month at the Port of Oakland in August. The Port said today that containerized import volume jumped 9 percent in August compared to 2019 totals. Exports were also up, 1.4 percent compared to August 2019. The Port said it’s encouraged by the… Read More

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Spirit Airlines to connect Orange County and Oakland International Airport 

Oakland, Calif. – September 1, 2020: Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that Spirit Airlines will commence service between OAK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) beginning Nov. 17 with two daily nonstop flights. Orange County Airport is the best option for those visiting Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and Anaheim. Spirit Airlines has… Read More

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Port of Oakland hybrid electric cranes deliver major emissions savings

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2020: The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95 percent after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. “Retrofitting… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s new Maritime Director shares outlook

Oakland, Calif. – August 19, 2020:  Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes today touted key projects to help the Port through the current global pandemic. In a video update, Mr. Brandes discussed long-term strategies to secure the Oakland Seaport’s future. He pointed to the opening of a new logistics center, arrival of giant container cranes, and increasing cold… Read More

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4 percent in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2020: Import cargo volume increased again at the Port of Oakland last month as U.S. retailers restocked dwindling inventories. The Port said today that containerized import shipments jumped 6.4 percent in July compared to 2019 totals. The step up followed a 1.9 percent increase in June. The news was tempered by a… Read More

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Summer travel and added flights double passengers at Oakland International Airport 

Oakland, Calif. – July 31, 2020:   Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced its latest passenger traffic data revealing significant increases in passenger activity for the month of June when compared to the previous month.  Following seismic shifts in travel patterns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OAK instituted a Resiliency Task Force to monitor, plan, and employ safety initiatives during business recovery.  Efforts are being made across the Airport’s numerous departments— including an Airport Marketing campaign to encourage East Bay travelers to Fly Oakland… Read More

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