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Port of Oakland task force to revamp clean air roadmap in 2018

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2017: A seminal document guiding Port of Oakland environmental policy since 2009 is about to be overhauled.  The Port announced last night that it would produce an updated Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan next fall.  The plan’s purpose: reduce emissions from containerized cargo operations over the next decade. Port officials… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2017: Port of Oakland containerized import volume for 2017 is outpacing 2016 totals despite a pause last month.  The Port reported today that imports were up 3.8 percent through the first 11 months of this year.  Gains came mostly from the summer-autumn peak season when retailers replenished holiday inventories, the… Read More

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Oakland International Airport cuts ribbon on new International Arrivals Building

Links to photos and footage from Ribbon Cutting Oakland, Calif. –  December 12, 2017: A VIP Breakfast at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today marked substantial completion of the Airport’s renovated and expanded International Arrivals Building (IAB). The $45 million Terminal 1 upgrade includes 13,000 sq. ft. of additional space incorporating a new baggage carousel and an expanded passenger primary processing room – all creating a dramatically improved customer experience for arriving international travelers at… Read More

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Port of Oakland extends rent-free lease for sailors’ get-away

Oakland, Calif. – December 5, 2017: Nearly 5,000 sailors arrive here each year on container ships. The Port of Oakland has ensured that they’ll continue to find temporary respite from the sea. Port Commissioners last week extended for five years a rent-free lease with Oakland’s International Maritime Center.  The center provides everything from shopping sprees… Read More

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Port of Oakland gives old Army Base new life, work starts 2018

Oakland, Calif. – December 1, 2017: A big chunk of this city’s decommissioned Army Base just got new life.  Port of Oakland Commissioners last night gave final OK to a plan that re-invents the site as a Seaport Logistics Complex.  Port officials called it a game-changer for global trade and transportation. “There’s not anything like it… Read More

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Passenger volume up 6% at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – November 30, 2017: – Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) released October traffic reports today.  Total passengers increased 6%, from 1,076,759 in October 2016 to 1,140,921 this year.  The increase was supported by 3.3% more flight operations and 6.6% more seats.  Passenger traffic for the last 12 months increased 8.5% over the prior… Read More

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American Airlines introduces Oakland-Dallas nonstop

Oakland, Calif. – November 27, 2017: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that beginning April 3, 2018, American Airlines will fly between OAK and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) with daily nonstop service. The new link is significant for Bay Area residents in that it provides OAK with roughly 100 unique connections currently not possible… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s landmark deal for ex-Army Base gets first OK

Oakland, Calif. – November 10, 2017: A long-held vision to revitalize this city’s decommissioned Army base is nearer reality at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners have given initial approval to a landmark deal with CenterPoint Properties for a logistics center at the former base.  The tentative agreement caps nearly 15 years of planning for the… Read More

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TSA Pre-Check temporary enrollment center returns to OAK November 6

Event:  Oakland International Airport TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event Date:  November 6th – 17th, 2017 (Closed Saturday & Sunday) Time: Weekdays, 8am to 5pm Location: Oakland International Airport, Terminal 2 Check-in Lobby Oakland, Calif. – November 6, 2017: Oakland International Airport is inviting passengers to enroll on-site in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program during a temporary enrollment event in its Terminal 2 from November… Read More

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Southwest Airlines announces four new nonstop destinations at OAK

Oakland, Calif. – November 3, 2017: Southwest Airlines, and Oakland International Airport announced today that Southwest will commence nonstop service to four additional destinations from the East Bay Airport: Daily, beginning July 8, 2018: San Antonio, Texas (SAT) Daily, beginning July 15, 2018: Orlando, Florida (MCO) Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota (MSP) Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)… Read More

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