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Port of Oakland names Acting Communications Director

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland today named Robert Bernardo its Acting Communications Director beginning Nov. 10.  Mr. Bernardo, the Port’s Media/Public Relations Manager, replaces Communications Director Mike Zampa who retires next month. Mr. Bernardo will manage a three-person staff responsible for internal, external and executive communications, the Port said.  He… Read More

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East Bay EDA Legacy Award 2020 goes to the Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – October 14, 2020:  The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) plans to honor the Port of Oakland at its 2020 Innovation Awards event tomorrow, Oct. 15, for its significant contributions as a long-standing generator of jobs and economic vitality in the region. The Legacy Award will be presented at the 8th annual East… Read More

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Port of Oakland has best September ever for import volume

Oakland, Calif. – October 14, 2020:  The Port of Oakland experienced its best September ever for import cargo volume. The Port said 93,916 twenty-foot (TEU) full import containers last month beat a 2019 record of 84,901 TEUs. The Port also said today that containerized import volume jumped 10.6 percent in September compared to 2019 totals…. Read More

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Port of Oakland reports unaudited Fiscal Year 2020 results

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2020:  Despite a 37.6 percent drop in net income compared to the prior year, the Port of Oakland is on a sustainable path due to managed reduction in expenses. That’s what the Port’s governing Board heard in a presentation last week on Fiscal Year 2020 unaudited financial performance. The Port reported… Read More

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Port of Oakland strategy, investments will lead to business recovery 

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2020:  Strategic initiatives and investment in operational improvements are the Port of Oakland’s solutions to post-pandemic business recovery and future growth. That is the message the Port’s Maritime Director delivered to the Pacific Transportation Association at its Zoom meeting this month. “We are determining our strategic initiatives right now,” said… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2020: Import cargo volume increased for the third consecutive month at the Port of Oakland in August. The Port said today that containerized import volume jumped 9 percent in August compared to 2019 totals. Exports were also up, 1.4 percent compared to August 2019. The Port said it’s encouraged by the… Read More

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Port of Oakland hybrid electric cranes deliver major emissions savings

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2020: The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today it has cut diesel emissions from all 13 of its massive yard cranes by 95 percent after retrofitting them with hybrid electric engines. Terminal operator Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) said that the project will eliminate about 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually from each crane. “Retrofitting… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s new Maritime Director shares outlook

Oakland, Calif. – August 19, 2020:  Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes today touted key projects to help the Port through the current global pandemic. In a video update, Mr. Brandes discussed long-term strategies to secure the Oakland Seaport’s future. He pointed to the opening of a new logistics center, arrival of giant container cranes, and increasing cold… Read More

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Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4 percent in July

Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2020: Import cargo volume increased again at the Port of Oakland last month as U.S. retailers restocked dwindling inventories. The Port said today that containerized import shipments jumped 6.4 percent in July compared to 2019 totals. The step up followed a 1.9 percent increase in June. The news was tempered by a… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board votes labor leader Cluver as President

Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2020:  Alameda County labor leader Andreas Cluver has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board.  The seven-member Board of Port Commissioners chose Mr. Cluver at a special meeting this week. Oakland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barbara Leslie was elected the Port Board’s First Vice President. … Read More

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