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Port of Oakland names Acting Communications Director

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland today named Robert Bernardo its Acting Communications Director beginning Nov. 10.  Mr. Bernardo, the Port’s Media/Public Relations Manager, replaces Communications Director Mike Zampa who retires next month. Mr. Bernardo will manage a three-person staff responsible for internal, external and executive communications, the Port said.  He… Read More

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East Bay EDA Legacy Award 2020 goes to the Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – October 14, 2020:  The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) plans to honor the Port of Oakland at its 2020 Innovation Awards event tomorrow, Oct. 15, for its significant contributions as a long-standing generator of jobs and economic vitality in the region. The Legacy Award will be presented at the 8th annual East… Read More

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Port of Oakland reports unaudited Fiscal Year 2020 results

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2020:  Despite a 37.6 percent drop in net income compared to the prior year, the Port of Oakland is on a sustainable path due to managed reduction in expenses. That’s what the Port’s governing Board heard in a presentation last week on Fiscal Year 2020 unaudited financial performance. The Port reported… Read More

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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 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 issues statement on racial justice

Oakland, Calif. – June 8, 2020:  The Port of Oakland today issued the following statement regarding racial justice and the killing May 25 of George Floyd in Minneapolis: The Port of Oakland, as a member of the Oakland East Bay community and a public enterprise of international commerce, supports the movement for social and racial… Read More

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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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