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Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 15, 2019: Port of Oakland container volume reached an all-time high in 2018, according to data released today. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 2.55 million 20-foot containers last year. That was up 5.2 percent from 2017 volume. It was the second straight year of record volume in Oakland, the… Read More

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Former Port of Oakland staffer returns as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2018: Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Barbara Leslie has joined the Port of Oakland’s governing Board of Port Commissioners.  Ms. Leslie, a onetime Port Government Affairs Specialist, replaces Earl Hamlin who resigned from the seven-member Board. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf nominated Ms. Leslie for the volunteer post.  The City Council… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board names new Chief Audit Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2018: A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top auditing post. Currently the Internal Audit Manager for Santa Clara County, Ms. Haggerty will direct operational… Read More

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A Port of Oakland export that’s winning the trade war

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2018: A scrappy little export commodity at the Port of Oakland is winning the battle against global trade headwinds.  The Port said today that scrap paper shipments were up 3 percent in the first 10 months of 2018. The increase in Oakland’s recyclable paper shipments contrasts with a generally challenging environment… Read More

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Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2018:  Port of Oakland and City officials are circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets.  Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s objectives: Reduce disruption for residents and businesses… Read More

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Port of Oakland selects UC Berkeley exec to head IT unit

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2018: A longtime University of California, Berkeley systems expert has been named IT Director at the Port of Oakland.  Kevin Fong, a 30-year veteran in systems management, joins the Port after 13 years at the university.  He most recently served as IT Director for University Development and Alumni Relations. “Kevin’s expertise… Read More

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