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Port of Oakland receives final funding for seaport technology program

Oakland, Calif. – May 31, 2019: The Alameda County Transportation Commission has received $12.45 million from the California Transportation Commission for the implementation of the Freight Intelligent Transportation System (FITS) program at the Port of Oakland. FITS includes 15 freight technology demonstration projects designed to address traffic management, security systems and roadway improvements at the Oakland… Read More

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Oakland International Airport prepared for busy Memorial Holiday weekend

Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2019: This Memorial Day holiday weekend at Oakland International Airport (OAK) is expected to welcome approximately 163,000 travelers over the four-day holiday travel period. Memorial Day Weekend, which begins this Friday, May 24th, and extends through Monday, May 27th, signals the unofficial start of the summer travel season. The Airport expects… Read More

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Port of Oakland to shipping partners: ‘Committed to growth’

Oakland, Calif. – May 16, 2019: Plans for a new Major League ballpark here won’t dampen the Port of Oakland’s commitment to maritime business.  That was the word the Port’s two top leaders delivered this week to shipping executives nationwide. “In partnership with you, we’ve achieved great things at the Port of Oakland,” the Port said… Read More

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Volaris celebrates 10 years at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – May 15, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Volaris celebrate ten years of air service between the U.S. and Mexico. Volaris inaugurated service between Guadalajara, Mexico, and Oakland in  2009. OAK, along with LAX, were Volaris’ first two U.S. destinations. Volaris, Mexico’s leading airline for destinations in the USA, serves both domestic and international destinations… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board approves term sheet for ballpark plan

Oakland, Calif. – May 14, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved a plan that gives the Oakland Athletics four years to advance their quest for a proposed baseball stadium at the Port’s Howard Terminal.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to adopt an Exclusive Negotiation Term Sheet. The document imposes requirements… Read More

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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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