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Port of Oakland container volume dipped 1.8 percent in 2019

Oakland, Calif. – January 17, 2020:  Port of Oakland 2019 container volume decreased 1.8 percent from 2018, according to data released today. The Port attributed the decline to fewer empty containers but said loaded import and export containers were at a record high. Oakland handled the equivalent of 2.5 million 20-foot containers (TEUs) in 2019… Read More

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Spirit Airlines to launch the only Oakland–Fort Lauderdale Nonstop on April 1

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2020 – Spirit Airlines is spicing up the San Francisco Bay Area by flying more of the brightest planes in the sky into Oakland (OAK). America’s fastest-growing airline starts service to and from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) April 1, making Spirit the only airline flying OAK to FLL nonstop. “Right now, our Guests on both coasts have… Read More

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Port of Oakland hopeful, cautious over U.S.-China trade deal

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: Port of Oakland officials mixed hope with caution today following a possible U.S.-China trade war de-escalation.  Word of a deal to ease the 18-month-long tariff skirmish prompted the following response from the Port: “We’re hopeful that this is the beginning of the end to damaging trade restrictions,” said Port of… 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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Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2019:  Port of Oakland export cargo volume increased 5.8 percent last month compared to November 2018, according to statistics released today. It was the second straight month export levels have risen in Oakland, the Port said.  Export volume had previously climbed 10.8 percent in October. According to Port data, Oakland… Read More

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Thanksgiving travel kicks off at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. –  Nov. 22, 2019:  The Thanksgiving Holiday travel period has begun at Oakland International Airport (OAK), and will extend through Monday, December 2.  The Airport expects November 27th – the day before Thanksgiving – to be its busiest travel day during this holiday period, with 47,500 passengers in OAK’s terminals. Next Sunday, December 1st,… Read More

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Huge market hall coming to Jack London Square in 2020

Oakland, CA – Nov. 20, 2019: Jack London Square announced this week that it’s getting a 40,000-square-foot, indoor market hall next summer. A number of celebrity chefs have already signed on to the project at 55 Harrison St. along the Port of Oakland’s waterfront. “We’re excited to see this concept coming to Jack London Square,” said… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director

Click here to see Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan’s introductory video Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019: Danny Wan, who has been serving as the Port of Oakland’s interim Executive Director since last summer, and was Port Attorney for six years before that, has been named permanent Port Executive Director. The Port’s governing… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 10.8 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2019: Port of Oakland exports increased 10.8 percent last month compared to October 2018 volumes, according to data released today.  The Port labeled the double-digit jump positive amid reports that the U.S.-China trade war could be easing. “Our export customers have demonstrated their resilience throughout this tariff standoff,” said Port… Read More

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