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Jack London Square free summer movies kick off tonight

Editors: See here for an overview video about events at Jack London Square. Oakland, Calif. – June 27, 2018: Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square starts at sundown with the recent romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, based on the best-selling novel. The free movies are every other Thursday evening and take place on the Ferry Lawn… Read More

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Port of Oakland boss states concerns over trade war with China

Oakland, Calif. – June 21, 2019: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle is sounding an alarm over the trade war with China.  The veteran maritime leader this week warned that tariffs imposed by both sides threaten the U.S. economy.  He added that trade barriers could dry up his customers’ access to a major export market…. Read More

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Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever

Oakland, Calif. – June 20, 2019: Bigger ships are challenging the Port of Oakland with never-seen-before container volumes.  The Port said today that vessels on average load and unload the equivalent of 1,767 20-foot boxes each time they visit here.  It’s the highest container move count in Port history, up 9 percent from 2018 and 50… Read More

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Jack London Square events to draw thousands of visitors

Oakland, Calif. – June 18, 2019: Thousands of visitors will come to Jack London Square between Thursday and Sunday to take in Oakland’s culture at the waterfront. Four free events focus on music, dance, or food in a festival setting. Here’s a rundown of the activities: – Thursday night, MUSH music concert, 6:30 – 9… Read More

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Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Oakland, Calif. – June 17, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the Port’s maritime operations. The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future. The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners voted… Read More

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Port of Oakland ag exports rebound despite tariffs

Oakland, Calif. – June 10, 2019: Containerized agricultural exports are rebounding despite an ongoing trade war, the Port of Oakland reported today.  The Port said farm good shipments in the first four months of 2019 increased 12 percent over last year. The Port added that ag exports to China rose 5 percent, despite that nation’s tariff… Read More

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Port of Oakland: Tariffs the big ‘if’ in cargo outlook

Oakland, Calif. – June 7, 2019: Cargo volume is up again at the Port of Oakland in 2019, but for how long?  That’s the question Maritime Director John Driscoll posed this week to 50 trade executives assembled here. Mr. Driscoll warned the Port’s Efficiency Task Force that tariffs are squeezing customers who ship through his port. … Read More

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Port of Oakland cuts time truckers need to move cargo in or out

Oakland, Calif. – June 6, 2019: Truckers hauling Port of Oakland freight are getting in and out of town faster than ever.  The Port today reported average truck transaction times of 62-to-72 minutes last month at Oakland marine terminals.  That was down from a high of 92 minutes in January. The Port said reduced transaction times… Read More

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