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Port of Oakland Board votes labor leader Cluver as President

Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2020:  Alameda County labor leader Andreas Cluver has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners chose Mr. Cluver at a special meeting this week. Oakland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barbara Leslie was elected the Port Board’s First Vice President. … Read More

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Port of Oakland imports up 1.9 percent in June

Oakland, Calif. – July 9, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded import volume grew 1.9 percent last month from June 2019, according to data released today. The gain was unexpected given that shipping lines canceled 10 percent of their scheduled Oakland visits due to the trade-related impact of coronavirus. The Port attributed the uptick in imports to retailers… Read More

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Added flights at Oakland International Airport prompt full reopening of Terminal 2

Oakland, Calif. – July 1, 2020:  July will welcome added air travel opportunities for Bay Area residents and visitors as airlines increase capacity at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  During the month, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Volaris will each increase flights at OAK after industry-wide declines caused by COVID-19. Hawaiian Airlines is scheduled to resume… Read More

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Port of Oakland Oks FY 2021 budget midst COVID-19 crisis

Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2020:  Coronavirus-induced business declines have prompted the Port of Oakland to curtail Fiscal Year 2021 spending plans.  Port Commissioners last week approved a budget for next year down 15.84 percent from FY 2020 levels. The Port budget projects $432.5 million in operating and capital expenditures and debt service payments next… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board President speaks out for social justice

EDITOR’S NOTE: For Board President video, click HERE Oakland, Calif. – June 19, 2020: Port of Oakland Board President Ces Butner denounced social injustice today as West Coast dockworkers prepared to protest racism.  The Port must stand up for what’s right, President Butner declared in an online video interview distributed to employees and the public…. Read More

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Port of Oakland picks longtime shipping vet as Maritime Director

Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2020: Longtime shipping industry executive Bryan Brandes has been named Maritime Director at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today he was selected following a nationwide search.  Mr. Brandes, a 25-year maritime veteran, replaces John Driscoll who left to manage the Alabama State Port Authority. Mr. Brandes will lead… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded box volume declines in May as expected

Oakland, Calif. – June 11, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded container volume decreased 12.7 percent last month from May 2019 totals, according to data released today. The Port had been expecting cargo decline due to continued COVID-19 impacts on global shipping. The Port pointed to lower consumer demand in domestic and foreign markets, both driven… Read More

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