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Port of Oakland doing more work at night than ever before

Oakland, Calif. – April 4, 2018: More truckers now visit the Port of Oakland at night than at any time in its 91-year history. Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today that it’s conducting between 1,500 and 2,000 daily truck transactions after sundown. That’s up from 800 a year ago. Port officials said that the difference… Read More

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American Airlines introduces Oakland–Dallas nonstop

Oakland, Calif. – Apr. 3, 2018: Today at Oakland International Airport (OAK), American Airlines commences daily nonstop service between OAK and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). The new link is significant for Bay Area residents, providing OAK with roughly 100 unique connections currently not possible through American’s Phoenix hub. American offers more than 760 daily flights from DFW, serving more than 200 destinations in… Read More

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Port of Oakland forecasts steady growth as partners invest

Oakland, Calif. – March 30, 2018: Containerized cargo volume moving through this city is expected to increase 2 percent annually for the next five years.  The catalyst for growth: a nearly $700 million injection of capital from outside investors.  That’s the message Port of Oakland officials delivered to trade and transportation leaders here this week. “This is good,… Read More

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Oakland International Airport traffic up 5.3 percent in February

Oakland, Calif. – March 28, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) reports 849,529 airline passengers for the month of February, a 5.3% increase over February 2017.   Total airline seat capacity of 1,187,141 increased 4.7% over last year and the load factor (percent of seats occupied by passengers) of 75.4% increased by 0.4% over last year. Passenger… Read More

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Port of Oakland ready for Japan’s merged shipping lines to call

Oakland, Calif. – March 27, 2018: Port of Oakland officials said today they expect little difficulty when Japan’s newly merged shipping line arrives next month.  The Port predicted normal operations as container carriers MOL, NYK and K Line consolidate under a new flag. The three Japanese ocean carriers merged in 2017 to form a new company,… Read More

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Port of Oakland ag exports are up 42.7 percent in last four years

Oakland, Calif. – March 26, 2018: Agricultural exports shipped from here have increased 42.7 percent in volume since 2013, the Port of Oakland said today.  Port officials said that the vigorous growth reflects continued strong overseas demand for U.S. farm goods.  They added that export growth could stall if foreign governments tax American goods in retaliation for… Read More

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Step back in time with Tall Ships at Jack London Square

Tall Ships video here Oakland, Calif. – March 14, 2018: Tall Ships are sailing back into port at Jack London Square Friday. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will berth at the foot of Broadway and be open to the public beginning Saturday for on-dock tours and weekend sailing adventures. The sailing ships provide a peek at maritime… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports jumped 14.9 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 14, 2018: Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 14.9 percent last month, according to data released today. The Port said February container volume grew in all categories, setting records along the way.  Oakland’s performance follows release of a new 5-year strategic plan calling for record cargo volume annually through 2022…. Read More

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