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Three cruise ships to lay up at the Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – May 8, 2020:  Three passenger vessels will idle here with only crew and without passengers while the U.S. embargoes cruise operations, the Port of Oakland said today.  The Port said it has not received reports of any cases of coronavirus associated with the vessels.   According to the Port, two Norwegian Cruise… 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 welcomes biggest ship ever this week

Oakland, Calif. – April 14, 2020:  Coronavirus may be hampering global trade but it hasn’t broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland.  The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week.  The container vessel MSC Anna is scheduled to berth at the Port April 16.  The ship will… Read More

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Port of Oakland shares condolences after dockworker death

Oakland, Calif. – March 31, 2020:  The Port of Oakland expressed its condolences today following the death of a dockworker overnight.  According to reports, a longshore laborer fell to his death from the deck of a container ship at berth.  The Port said the fatal accident was under investigation by local authorities. “This is a… Read More

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Airport worker in Oakland tests positive for COVID-19

Oakland, Calif. – March 25, 2020: A gate agent at Oakland International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, the Airport said today. The Airport said the individual was not an employee of the Port of Oakland, or the Oakland Airport which it owns and operates. According to the Airport, the individual last worked March 22… 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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