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Port of Oakland hails waterfront work force ahead of Ports Day

Oakland, Calif. – April 3, 2020: The Port of Oakland today praised dockworkers and their waterfront brethren for sustaining international trade.  The Port’s recognition preceded the annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day scheduled Sunday.  It carried added weight in the face of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands and roiled economies worldwide. “Ports including Oakland… 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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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 to staff, partners: ‘You are heroes’

Oakland, Calif. – March 19, 2020: Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan delivered a message today to trade and transportation workers: “you are heroes.” His remarks came as the Port and its Oakland International Airport continued full operations midst a coronavirus crisis. The Executive Director thanked staff and business partners for keeping planes flying… Read More

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Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport will remain open

Oakland, Calif. – March 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport will remain operational despite an Alameda County shelter-in-place order. Both facilities are essential services exempt from the order, the Port said today. The Port’s announcement followed shelter-in-place orders issued by six Bay Area counties. The orders are intended to slow the… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 15.4 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 13, 2020: Port of Oakland containerized export volume increased 15.4 percent last month over February 2019, according to data published today.  It was the busiest February for export cargo in the past six years, the Port said.  Oakland exports have now increased year-over-year in five consecutive months. “It may be too… 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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Tribute to mariners unveiled at Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2020:  The Port of Oakland has joined the International Maritime Center (IMC) to unveil a tribute to mariners. The new, abstract sculpture titled “Sea Remembrance” was installed in January next to the IMC facility at Port View Park. “Seafarers make costly sacrifices being away from home at sea for months at… Read More

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