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Port of Oakland to staff, partners: ‘You are heroes’

Oakland, Calif. – March 19, 2020: Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan delivered a message today to trade and transportation workers: “you are heroes.” His remarks came as the Port and its Oakland International Airport continued full operations midst a coronavirus crisis. The Executive Director thanked staff and business partners for keeping planes flying… Read More

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Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport will remain open

Oakland, Calif. – March 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport will remain operational despite an Alameda County shelter-in-place order. Both facilities are essential services exempt from the order, the Port said today. The Port’s announcement followed shelter-in-place orders issued by six Bay Area counties. The orders are intended to slow the… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 15.4 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 13, 2020: Port of Oakland containerized export volume increased 15.4 percent last month over February 2019, according to data published today.  It was the busiest February for export cargo in the past six years, the Port said.  Oakland exports have now increased year-over-year in five consecutive months. “It may be too… Read More

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Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2020: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on Port of Oakland debt.  The agency last week announced the following ratings for Port bonds: $622 million in senior lien revenue bonds at ‘A+’; $181.9 million in intermediate lien revenue bonds at ‘A’; and Underlying bank bonds for the Port’s commercial paper… Read More

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Tribute to mariners unveiled at Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2020:  The Port of Oakland has joined the International Maritime Center (IMC) to unveil a tribute to mariners. The new, abstract sculpture titled “Sea Remembrance” was installed in January next to the IMC facility at Port View Park. “Seafarers make costly sacrifices being away from home at sea for months at… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume rebounds, exports keep going up

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2020: Port of Oakland containerized import volume jumped 7.3 percent last month over January 2019 totals, according to data released today.  Exports were up, too, the Port said, lifting hopes for recovery from a U.S.-China trade war. One question remained, however: would concern over the fast-spreading coronavirus dampen trade growth?… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints first Chief Operating Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2020: Veteran aviation executive Kristi McKenney has been named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland.  Executive Director Danny Wan announced the appointment today after the Port’s governing Board created the new position last month.  Ms. McKenney had been serving as Assistant Director of Aviation at the Port’s Oakland… Read More

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Port of Oakland Executive Director wants ‘industrial sanctuary’

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2020: Calling it “everyone’s Port,” the Port of Oakland’s new leader wants an industrial sanctuary to sustain economic vitality here.  Executive Director Danny Wan delivered his State of the Port address yesterday saying there’s plenty to feel good about.  But he asked a sold-out audience of 350 to help him… Read More

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Oakland A’s Fan Fest comes to Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – January 24, 2020: Jack London Square will transform into the Oakland A’s Fan Fest, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This is the team’s preseason event where fans of all ages can come to see A’s executives, players, coaches, and alumni and enjoy a free community event at… Read More

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