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Port of Oakland scholarship awards surpass $1 million mark

Oakland, Calif. – June 20, 2016: The Port of Oakland’s two employee scholarship organizations have reached a milestone this month by surpassing the $1 million mark in scholarships for students. Over the past 20 years, Port employees have given 600 Oakland high school students $1.1 million in scholarship funds. Since 1993 and 1994 respectively, the Port’s… Read More

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‘It’s not your father’s Port of Oakland, any more’

Oakland, Calif. – June 15, 2016: If you haven’t seen the Port of Oakland lately, you wouldn’t recognize the place.  That’s the message the Port delivered to customers today in its mid-year report. “It’s not your father’s Port of Oakland, any more,” said Executive Director Chris Lytle in a message sent to 1,000 shippers, trucking… Read More

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Port of Oakland free harbor tours return July 1

Oakland, Calif. – June 14, 2016: Summer’s best cruise bargain returns to the Port of Oakland next month.  The Port said today it’s resuming free harbor cruises with the first sailing July 1.  The excursions provide a rare glimpse inside one of the world’s key trade gateways. “Harbor tours are our most popular public outreach initiative,”… Read More

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Port of Oakland night gates will stay open after subsidy ends

Oakland, Calif. – June 6, 2016 – Port of Oakland night gates appear here to stay. Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today it will continue night operations even after a Port subsidy expires this month. What’s more, Oakland International Container Terminal said it will offer full – not partial – operations at night. The decision… Read More

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Port of Oakland terminal: appointments mandatory for imports

Oakland, Calif. – May 27, 2016: Picking up an import load at the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal? You’ll likely need an appointment. Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) said today it’s making appointments mandatory for most containerized import pick-ups beginning June 6. It means harbor truckers usually won’t be able to drive off loaded… Read More

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Strong April traffic at OAK leads into busy summer of growth

Oakland, Calif. – May 20, 2016 – Oakland International Airport (OAK) has released its April Passenger Traffic reporting, adding yet another month of consecutive growth. Total passenger traffic at the airport increased from 904,793 in April 2015, reaching 941,248 passengers in April 2016, representing 4% growth year over year.  This is based upon 3.4% more operations… Read More

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