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Port of Oakland, partners spending $600 million on future growth

Tampa, Fla. – Feb. 3, 2017:  A Port of Oakland executive outlined a $600 million spending plan here today for growth at his West Coast trade gateway.  Maritime Director John Driscoll told a maritime audience that Oakland would increase trade volume by investing in new facilities and better infrastructure.   The objective: more containerized cargo. “We’re… Read More

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Jack London Square transforms into the A’s FanFest Saturday

Oakland, CA – (January 27, 2017): Jack London Square at the Oakland waterfront is the new location for A’s FanFest scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the pre-season where fans hear from A’s executives and mingle with players and coaches. “We’re delighted that the A’s organization selected… Read More

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Port of Oakland in 2017: the buildout begins for growth

Oakland, Calif. – (Jan. 25, 2017): Port of Oakland executives are calling 2017 the breakout year for an ambitious growth agenda.  They asked their Efficiency Task Force this week to help shape that growth. The Port expects to begin construction on nearly 750,000 square feet of warehousing this year, said Maritime Director John Driscoll.  It… Read More

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Oakland International Airport cuts ribbon on its great Escape

Oakland, CA: (January 24, 2017) – Oakland International Airport (OAK) officially cuts the ribbon today on its first premium passenger lounge. The Escape Lounge by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) opened its doors at OAK during the holiday season. The new common-use facility, located post security in Terminal 1 adjacent to Gate 8, features fresh, local fare by… Read More

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Port of Oakland trade transformed by California growers

Oakland, CA – January 20, 2017: Agricultural export tonnage has grown a stunning 233 percent at the Port of Oakland in the last five years. The result has transformed the Port’s trade profile, making Oakland a leading gateway to Asia – especially for California growers. That’s the message a Port executive will deliver today to members… Read More

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London flights from Oakland to increase with Norwegian Air expansion

Oakland, CA: (December 15, 2016) – Flights from Oakland International Airport to London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) will jump from three to five times weekly beginning April 18, 2017 on Norwegian. The airline has said that it will serve London-Gatwick from Oakland on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, all aboard brand new 349-passenger Boeing 787-9… Read More

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Port of Oakland director new president of Bay Planning Coalition

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 14, 2016: A Port of Oakland planning and environmental expert has been chosen President of the Bay Planning Coalition.  The trade group’s 36-member Board of Directors selected Richard Sinkoff to a two-year term last week. Mr. Sinkoff is Director of Environmental Programs and Planning at the Port of Oakland.  He’ll lead… Read More

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