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Port of Oakland task force to revamp clean air roadmap in 2018

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2017: A seminal document guiding Port of Oakland environmental policy since 2009 is about to be overhauled.  The Port announced last night that it would produce an updated Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan next fall.  The plan’s purpose: reduce emissions from containerized cargo operations over the next decade. Port officials… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2017: Port of Oakland containerized import volume for 2017 is outpacing 2016 totals despite a pause last month.  The Port reported today that imports were up 3.8 percent through the first 11 months of this year.  Gains came mostly from the summer-autumn peak season when retailers replenished holiday inventories, the… Read More

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Port of Oakland outlook: buildout will lead to cargo records

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2017: Improved infrastructure coupled with new supply chain capabilities should result in record cargo volume at the Port of Oakland. It could also make Oakland a first port of call for container ships visiting the U.S. from Asia.  That’s the message a senior Port official gave supply chain executives here… Read More

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Port of Oakland extends rent-free lease for sailors’ get-away

Oakland, Calif. – December 5, 2017: Nearly 5,000 sailors arrive here each year on container ships. The Port of Oakland has ensured that they’ll continue to find temporary respite from the sea. Port Commissioners last week extended for five years a rent-free lease with Oakland’s International Maritime Center.  The center provides everything from shopping sprees… Read More

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Port of Oakland gives old Army Base new life, work starts 2018

Oakland, Calif. – December 1, 2017: A big chunk of this city’s decommissioned Army Base just got new life.  Port of Oakland Commissioners last night gave final OK to a plan that re-invents the site as a Seaport Logistics Complex.  Port officials called it a game-changer for global trade and transportation. “There’s not anything like it… Read More

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Port of Oakland agreement may be a national model for local hiring

Oakland, Calif. – November 15, 2017: Community leaders said today that a new Port of Oakland development agreement could be a national model for local hiring. They’re hailing the plan to build a Seaport Logistics Complex that prioritizes employing workers from nearby neighborhoods. “This agreement is part of the growing grassroots movement across the country… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports set record for second-straight month

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2017: The Port of Oakland today reported a record-setting finish to the peak shipping season. The Port said it handled the equivalent of 76,706 20-foot import containers last month.  It was the busiest October for imports in Oakland history and followed a similar record performance in September.  The cargo rush… Read More

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Port of Oakland’s landmark deal for ex-Army Base gets first OK

Oakland, Calif. – November 10, 2017: A long-held vision to revitalize this city’s decommissioned Army base is nearer reality at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners have given initial approval to a landmark deal with CenterPoint Properties for a logistics center at the former base.  The tentative agreement caps nearly 15 years of planning for the… Read More

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