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Port of Oakland could return to roots with bulk shipping plan

Oakland, Calif. – May 10, 2019: Bulk shipping operations could soon return to the Port of Oakland for the first time in 20 years.  The Port said today it’s negotiating with a Canadian building materials shipper to transport sand and gravel here. The Port’s governing Board yesterday authorized talks with Vancouver-based Eagle Rock Aggregates.  The firm… Read More

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Port of Oakland, Oakland Fire Department unveil new firefighting apparatuses

Oakland, CA. (May 9, 2019) – Today, Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland Fire Department (OFD), and regional emergency response partners conducted a Full-Scale Emergency Response Exercise at Oakland International Airport, introducing two new state-of-the-art firefighting apparatuses. Participants practiced live response to a simulated aircraft emergency, which required activation of the Airport’s Emergency Operations Center, along… Read More

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Port of Oakland to consider outlines for proposed ballpark

Oakland, Calif. – May 3, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have scheduled a vote May 13 on a proposal giving the Oakland Athletics four years to complete an environmental impact report (EIR), secure land use approvals and reach real estate agreements for a proposed ballpark at Howard Terminal.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners has called… Read More

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Jobs study: Port of Oakland generates 84,000 jobs in the Bay Area

Oakland, Calif. – April 18, 2019:  The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20 percent of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released today. The study by Martin Associates shows that the Port’s overall economic value—from business revenue, consumer spending, and total value of goods and… Read More

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Port of Oakland adds new shipping service to Vietnam

Oakland, Calif. – April 15, 2019:  The Port of Oakland will add new direct service to Vietnam by late April. Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch direct Vietnam links using vessels that can carry up to 11,900 twenty-foot containers. PIL’s new service is called AC5 and is in partnership with Cosco and Wan Hai. New… Read More

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