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Port of Oakland looks to lead East Bay rebound from COVID-19

Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2020:  This region’s economic rebound from coronavirus would most likely start at the Port of Oakland.  That’s what the Port’s Executive Director told East Bay business and civic leaders this week while seeking their support. Danny Wan assured the East Bay Economic Development Alliance that his Port would be “poised… Read More

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Port of Oakland COVID-19 response enters new phase

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click HERE for Executive Director’s video update. Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2020:  It’s time to address the financial impact of coronavirus, Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan said today.  In a widely distributed video, the Port executive said his organization is readying countermeasures to offset crippling revenue declines.  His stated aim:… Read More

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Port of Oakland to state agency: help us cope with COVID-19

Oakland, Calif. – April 30, 2020:  Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan praised his agency’s coronavirus response yesterday but issued a plea for help.  The Port’s top official asked a key state regulator to support financial stabilization efforts as the pandemic cripples businesses. “The Port of Oakland is operational in these unprecedented, challenging times… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board to meet by phone during COVID-19 crisis

Oakland, Calif. – March 24, 2020: Port of Oakland Commissioners said today their Board meetings would be conducted by phone while state and county shelter-in-place orders are in effect.  The Governing Board of Port Commissioners said its order would extend to Port employees that usually attend the meetings, as well as the public.  The Board said all… Read More

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Port of Oakland provides COVID-19 updates via blog

Oakland, Calif. – March 20, 2020: News media can find up-to-the-minute coronavirus impact updates from the Port of Oakland on a new blog.  The Port today introduced the update feature on its website. The blog includes reports from the Port of Oakland and its Oakland International Airport.  Both facilities have been declared essential operations and… Read More

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Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2020: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on Port of Oakland debt.  The agency last week announced the following ratings for Port bonds: $622 million in senior lien revenue bonds at ‘A+’; $181.9 million in intermediate lien revenue bonds at ‘A’; and Underlying bank bonds for the Port’s commercial paper… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints first Chief Operating Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2020: Veteran aviation executive Kristi McKenney has been named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland.  Executive Director Danny Wan announced the appointment today after the Port’s governing Board created the new position last month.  Ms. McKenney had been serving as Assistant Director of Aviation at the Port’s Oakland… Read More

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Port of Oakland Executive Director wants ‘industrial sanctuary’

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2020: Calling it “everyone’s Port,” the Port of Oakland’s new leader wants an industrial sanctuary to sustain economic vitality here.  Executive Director Danny Wan delivered his State of the Port address yesterday saying there’s plenty to feel good about.  But he asked a sold-out audience of 350 to help him… Read More

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Oakland A’s Fan Fest comes to Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – January 24, 2020: Jack London Square will transform into the Oakland A’s Fan Fest, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This is the team’s preseason event where fans of all ages can come to see A’s executives, players, coaches, and alumni and enjoy a free community event at… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints first female Port Attorney

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: For the first time in its 92-year history, a woman has been named Port Attorney at the Port of Oakland.  The Port’s governing Board last night appointed Michele Heffes as the head of its in-house Legal Department. Ms. Heffes succeeds Danny Wan, the prior Port Attorney, who became the… Read More

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