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Tens of thousands of visitors expected at Eat Real Festival

Oakland, Calif. – September 18, 2019: The annual Eat Real Festival returns to the Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square for two days of feasting on specialty foods. Tens of thousands of visitors will attend this year’s largest event at the Oakland waterfront. The festival is family-friendly and features cooking demonstrations by Bay Area chefs,… Read More

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Port of Oakland retired boss Chris Lytle gets lifetime honor

Long Beach, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2019: Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle received one of the shipping industry’s top honors here this week.  The Containerization and Intermodal Institute presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award for a 53-year maritime career.  The recognition came during the Institute’s annual Connie Awards banquet. Mr. Lytle, 73,… Read More

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Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year

Oakland, Calif. – September 16, 2019:  Refrigerated export volume has grown 20 percent here in the past year, the Port of Oakland said today. The increase could indicate that the Port’s strategic bet on temperature-controlled cargo is paying off. The Port said it handled 119,756 20-foot containers of refrigerated exports from August 2018 through July… Read More

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Port of Oakland opens peak season with cargo volume growth

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2019: Peak season has begun at the Port of Oakland with growth in containerized cargo volume.  The Port reported today that import loads increased 3.1 percent last month compared to August 2018.  Exports rose 1 percent.  Empty container shipments declined 14 percent. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 88,323… Read More

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Oakland International Airport gears up for busy Labor Day holiday weekend

Oakland, Calif. – August 29, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) expects to be bustling this Labor Day holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the unofficial end of the summer travel season. OAK anticipates welcoming approximately 191,500 passengers during the five-day period beginning today, August 29, through Monday, September 2.  Peak travel for the holiday weekend is expected to be Monday,… Read More

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New event at Jack London Square Saturday

Oakland, Calif. – August 21, 2019: For the first time Jack London Square  welcomes the Oakland M.O.V.E.ment Festival (Motivating Others, Valuing Everyone), a fitness-focused event, to the waterfront this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly community day is in its third year. The festival is focused on inspiring people of all ages… Read More

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Jabbrrbox introduces private workspace pods at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2019:  Jabbrrbox, a workspace solutions company, has today announced its launch at Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Terminal 2. Two new booths provide on-demand, technology-equipped private workspaces to over 13 million passengers that travel through OAK every year. Jabbrrbox is equipped with a desk and seating, and features Wi-Fi, USB charging,… Read More

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Southwest to expand Hawaii service at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2019:  Southwest Airlines has announced that beginning January 2020, the airline will add two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK) – Lihue, Kauai Island and Kona on the Island of Hawaii. Service to Kona (KOA) will operate four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Service to Lihue… Read More

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Port of Oakland set all-time import cargo record in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2019: Last month was the busiest in the Port of Oakland’s 92-year history for containerized import cargo.  The Port said today it handled the equivalent of 90,598 20-foot import containers in July.  It was the first time ever that Oakland import volume had crossed the 90,000-container threshold in a single… Read More

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