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Long Beach, Oakland port bosses seek help for maritime goals

Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2018: Two of this nation’s highest-ranking port executives want continued government support for maritime industry clean air efforts and infrastructure development.  They made that pitch this week in Oakland to an audience of 100 at the Pacific Transportation Association. Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero and Oakland counterpart Chris… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives Deep Roots Award

Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2018: Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Port of Oakland with the Deep Roots Award. The award honors a local company or individual that has been a major contributor to Oakland. “It is important for the community to know that the Port is not only making money, but is also… Read More

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Port of Oakland terminal wants clean hybrid cargo-handlers

Oakland, Calif. – June 26, 2018: Oakland’s largest marine terminal operator plans to clear the air using hybrid cargo-handling technology. SSA Terminals said today it will retrofit 13 diesel-powered cranes with diesel-electric hybrid engines. The upgrade is estimated to eliminate more than 45 tons of exhaust emissions annually at the Port of Oakland. The projected cost… Read More

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Port of Oakland peak season: steady growth seen, tariffs loom

Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2018: Port of Oakland import volume should grow at a steady pace in the coming peak season.  There’s a wild card, however: global trade tension. That was the cautionary outlook delivered yesterday at a meeting of the Port’s Efficiency Task Force.  Members of the advisory panel of customers, labor and… Read More

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Port of Oakland employee groups to award 18 scholarships

Oakland, Calif. – June 21, 2018: Port of Oakland employees will award 18 scholarships by this summer. The Port Employees’ Scholarship Program and the Asian Employees Association at the Port of Oakland (AEA) raised nearly $39,000 for high school seniors in May. The organizations have given out nearly $1.2 million to more than 500 students since… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume flat in May

Oakland, Calif. – June 18, 2018: Port of Oakland import cargo volume in May was unchanged from a year ago. The Port said today that it handled 82,465 TEUs of import cargo last month, nearly identical to container statistics from May 2017. A TEU is a 20-foot equivalent unit, which is a standard measure in the container… Read More

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Port of Oakland, largest terminal operator OK new lease to 2027

Oakland, Calif. – June 15, 2018: A major global marine terminal operator has OKd a new Port of Oakland lease that runs through 2027.  The agreement includes options that could keep SSA Terminals (Oakland) here to 2042.  The Port today characterized the deal as validation for the city’s maritime future. “SSA is an influential player on the… Read More

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Port of Oakland hires new Director of Human Resources

Oakland, Calif. – June 13, 2018: The Port of Oakland has named Michael Mitchell as its new Director of Human Resources. A 12-year Port veteran, Mr. Mitchell previously served as the Port’s Human Resources Manager. “Michael Mitchell brings a wealth of government experience to this position,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. “His effectiveness in… Read More

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