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Port of Oakland reports unaudited Fiscal Year 2020 results

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2020:  Despite a 37.6 percent drop in net income compared to the prior year, the Port of Oakland is on a sustainable path due to managed reduction in expenses. That’s what the Port’s governing Board heard in a presentation last week on Fiscal Year 2020 unaudited financial performance. The Port reported… Read More

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Oakland International Airport offering free rapid result COVID-19 Airport Testing Program

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 29, 2020: Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today it would begin to offer free, rapid-result COVID-19 tests to employees and the public beginning Oct. 6. The Airport said it’s working with CityHealth Urgent Care to make the tests available at its North Field terminal complex at 9070 Earhart Road. All OAK-based employees… Read More

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Port of Oakland strategy, investments will lead to business recovery 

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2020:  Strategic initiatives and investment in operational improvements are the Port of Oakland’s solutions to post-pandemic business recovery and future growth. That is the message the Port’s Maritime Director delivered to the Pacific Transportation Association at its Zoom meeting this month. “We are determining our strategic initiatives right now,” said… Read More

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Oakland International Airport reports August 2020 passenger traffic

Oakland, Calif. – September 24, 2020: August 2020 passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport (OAK) decreased 8.4 percent from what was reported for July 2020. In fact, 28,535 fewer passengers departed from OAK than did in July. “Encouraging June to July growth was dampened as cases of COVID-19 increased during August,” says Bryant L. Francis, Port… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2020: Import cargo volume increased for the third consecutive month at the Port of Oakland in August. The Port said today that containerized import volume jumped 9 percent in August compared to 2019 totals. Exports were also up, 1.4 percent compared to August 2019. The Port said it’s encouraged by the… Read More

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Spirit Airlines to connect Orange County and Oakland International Airport 

Oakland, Calif. – September 1, 2020: Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that Spirit Airlines will commence service between OAK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) beginning Nov. 17 with two daily nonstop flights. Orange County Airport is the best option for those visiting Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and Anaheim. Spirit Airlines has… Read More

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Port of Oakland hybrid electric cranes deliver major emissions savings

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2020: The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95 percent after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. “Retrofitting… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s new Maritime Director shares outlook

Oakland, Calif. – August 19, 2020:  Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes today touted key projects to help the Port through the current global pandemic. In a video update, Mr. Brandes discussed long-term strategies to secure the Oakland Seaport’s future. He pointed to the opening of a new logistics center, arrival of giant container cranes, and increasing cold… Read More

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