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Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director

Click here to see Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan’s introductory video Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019: Danny Wan, who has been serving as the Port of Oakland’s interim Executive Director since last summer, and was Port Attorney for six years before that, has been named permanent Port Executive Director. The Port’s governing… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 10.8 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 8, 2019: Port of Oakland exports increased 10.8 percent last month compared to October 2018 volumes, according to data released today.  The Port labeled the double-digit jump positive amid reports that the U.S.-China trade war could be easing. “Our export customers have demonstrated their resilience throughout this tariff standoff,” said Port… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded container volume up 3.1 percent YTD

Oakland, Calif. – October 16, 2019:  Port of Oakland loaded container volume from January through September increased 3.1 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to data released today. The Port said that despite a dip last month, loaded exports are outpacing last year’s numbers. Loaded imports are up 3.5 percent and loaded… Read More

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Port of Oakland operating income up 4.1 percent in FY 2019

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2019: Operating income at the Port of Oakland increased 4.1 percent in Fiscal Year 2019, according to figures released today.  The Port reported operating income of $66 million for the year on operating revenue of $397 million.  The Port said its operating income was at an all-time high. FY 2019… Read More

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Port of Oakland retired boss Chris Lytle gets lifetime honor

Long Beach, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2019: Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle received one of the shipping industry’s top honors here this week.  The Containerization and Intermodal Institute presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award for a 53-year maritime career.  The recognition came during the Institute’s annual Connie Awards banquet. Mr. Lytle, 73,… Read More

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Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year

Oakland, Calif. – September 16, 2019:  Refrigerated export volume has grown 20 percent here in the past year, the Port of Oakland said today. The increase could indicate that the Port’s strategic bet on temperature-controlled cargo is paying off. The Port said it handled 119,756 20-foot containers of refrigerated exports from August 2018 through July… Read More

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Port of Oakland set all-time import cargo record in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2019: Last month was the busiest in the Port of Oakland’s 92-year history for containerized import cargo.  The Port said today it handled the equivalent of 90,598 20-foot import containers in July.  It was the first time ever that Oakland import volume had crossed the 90,000-container threshold in a single… Read More

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Port of Oakland unsure of peak season volume but ready to go

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 6, 2019: Uncertainty clouds the peak season container shipping outlook with more threatened tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. looming.  But the Port of Oakland said today that there’s no uncertainty about handling the annual August-November cargo rush. “The Port is operating efficiently, ships are getting in-and-out on time and… Read More

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Today’s chatter: Port of Oakland welcomes 10,000th visitor

Oakland, Calif. – July 30, 2019: Talk may be cheap but it’s popular online, according to the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that its web-based customer service feature LiveChat this month has passed 10,000 visitors since launching in December 2015. The Port said its online representatives are responding to about 200 online queries… Read More

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Port of Oakland Oks long-term lease for speedy cargo flow

Oakland, Calif. – July 29, 2019: A program that accelerates Port of Oakland cargo flow has a new lease on life…literally.  Port Commissioners last week approved a firm’s 13-year lease to continue moving loaded import containers off Oakland docks. The agreement keeps Shippers Transport Express on 32 acres at the Port’s Seaport Logistics Complex through… Read More

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