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Port of Oakland to shipping partners: ‘Committed to growth’

Oakland, Calif. – May 16, 2019: Plans for a new Major League ballpark here won’t dampen the Port of Oakland’s commitment to maritime business.  That was the word the Port’s two top leaders delivered this week to shipping executives nationwide. “In partnership with you, we’ve achieved great things at the Port of Oakland,” the Port said… Read More

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Volaris celebrates 10 years at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – May 15, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Volaris celebrate ten years of air service between the U.S. and Mexico. Volaris inaugurated service between Guadalajara, Mexico, and Oakland in  2009. OAK, along with LAX, were Volaris’ first two U.S. destinations. Volaris, Mexico’s leading airline for destinations in the USA, serves both domestic and international destinations… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board approves term sheet for ballpark plan

Oakland, Calif. – May 14, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved a plan that gives the Oakland Athletics four years to advance their quest for a proposed baseball stadium at the Port’s Howard Terminal.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to adopt an Exclusive Negotiation Term Sheet. The document imposes requirements… Read More

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Port of Oakland could return to roots with bulk shipping plan

Oakland, Calif. – May 10, 2019: Bulk shipping operations could soon return to the Port of Oakland for the first time in 20 years.  The Port said today it’s negotiating with a Canadian building materials shipper to transport sand and gravel here. The Port’s governing Board yesterday authorized talks with Vancouver-based Eagle Rock Aggregates.  The firm… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports up 7 percent as tariff hike looms

Oakland, Calif. – May 9, 2019: On the eve of threatened tariff increases, the Port of Oakland says its import business is still growing.  The Port reported today that its containerized import volume jumped 7 percent last month compared to April 2018.  It was the busiest April in the Port’s 92-year history. The Port said… Read More

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Port of Oakland to consider outlines for proposed ballpark

Oakland, Calif. – May 3, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have scheduled a vote May 13 on a proposal giving the Oakland Athletics four years to complete an environmental impact report (EIR), secure land use approvals and reach real estate agreements for a proposed ballpark at Howard Terminal.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners has called… Read More

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Jobs study: Port of Oakland generates 84,000 jobs in the Bay Area

Oakland, Calif. – April 18, 2019:  The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20 percent of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released today. The study by Martin Associates shows that the Port’s overall economic value—from business revenue, consumer spending, and total value of goods and… Read More

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Port of Oakland reports positive first quarter

  Oakland, Calif. – April 12, 2019: The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. Through the end of March 2019, the Port handled 612,151 TEUs—the equivalent of one 20-foot long container—compared to 587,356 TEUs during the same period in 2018. That represents a 4.2 percent increase. There has been… Read More

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Norwegian Air Shuttle celebrates 5 years at Oakland International Airport with over 1 million passengers served

Oakland, Calif. – April 2, 2019:  Oakland International Airport (OAK) joins Norwegian Air Shuttle in celebrating the airline’s fifth year of service from the East Bay. The milestone coincides with the resumption of seasonal service to Stockholm, Sweden, which resumed Monday, April 1, at OAK. Seasonal service to Rome and Copenhagen resumes today, Tuesday, April 2. Passengers traveling from the Bay… Read More

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Port of Oakland says yard cranes going hybrid to help clean air

Oakland, Calif. – March 26, 2019: Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner.  The Port said today that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power.  The result is expected to be an annual 45-ton reduction in diesel-related air pollutants. The Port… Read More

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