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Summer travel kicks off at OAK with 11 destinations added

Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2023: Oakland International Airport will be busy throughout Memorial Day holiday travel period. Approximately 130,000 travelers are expected to pass through the airport for the holiday weekend with Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th as the busiest days. Passengers are encouraged to arrive early for their flights. The general… Read More

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Port of Oakland makes major strides toward green future

Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2023: The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners approved an ordinance that will make huge strides in reducing emissions from cargo handling equipment at TraPac, a key marine terminal at the Oakland Seaport. Port Commissioners unanimously voted to amend terminal operator TraPac’s lease to include green upgrades to cargo handling equipment at its… Read More

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Oakland International Airport passenger count up 15 percent month-to-month

Oakland, Calif. – May 3, 2023: In March of 2023, Oakland International Airport saw 912,916 passengers, an increase of 15 percent from the prior month. There was year-over-year total passenger increase of 10.0 percent compared to March 2022. This represents approximately 83.3 percent of pre-pandemic passenger levels seen in 2019.  “Travel over the spring break period was… Read More

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Port of Oakland signs State of California MOU for first-ever, ports data-sharing program

Oakland, Calif. – April 27, 2023: Port of Oakland’s Maritime Director Bryan Brandes signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of California, along with representatives from four other major containerized California ports on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The MOU is the foundation of the state’s plan to establish a California ports data-sharing… Read More

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Port of Oakland free harbor tours return

Oakland, Calif. – April 24, 2023: The Port of Oakland free harbor tours are back. Tours are scheduled to begin in May and run once a month, through October. The first harbor tour takes off the evening of Friday, May 19, from Jack London’s ferry dock at 10 Clay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes…. Read More

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Port of Oakland March container volume rises

Oakland, Calif. – April 20, 2023: The Port of Oakland’s March total container volume increased 10.7% over February 2023 volume. Overall exports (loaded and empty containers) rose 13.1% compared to February 2023. Overall imports also rose by 7.9%. Exports: This March marks the first month since November 2020 that Port of Oakland loaded exports have… Read More

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