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Port of Oakland welcomes biggest ship ever this week

Oakland, Calif. – April 14, 2020:  Coronavirus may be hampering global trade but it hasn’t broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland.  The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week.  The container vessel MSC Anna is scheduled to berth at the Port April 16.  The ship will… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded box volume dipped 7.4 percent in March

Oakland, Calif. – April 13, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded container volume declined 7.4 percent in March from 2019 totals, according to data released today.  The Port said the cargo decrease resulted from a coronavirus pandemic that has weakened global trade. According to the Port, March containerized import volume dropped 10.3 percent from March 2019. … Read More

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Port of Oakland hails waterfront work force ahead of Ports Day

Oakland, Calif. – April 3, 2020: The Port of Oakland today praised dockworkers and their waterfront brethren for sustaining international trade.  The Port’s recognition preceded the annual Western Hemisphere Ports Day scheduled Sunday.  It carried added weight in the face of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands and roiled economies worldwide. “Ports including Oakland… Read More

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Port of Oakland shares condolences after dockworker death

Oakland, Calif. – March 31, 2020:  The Port of Oakland expressed its condolences today following the death of a dockworker overnight.  According to reports, a longshore laborer fell to his death from the deck of a container ship at berth.  The Port said the fatal accident was under investigation by local authorities. “This is a… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board to meet by phone during COVID-19 crisis

Oakland, Calif. – March 24, 2020: Port of Oakland Commissioners said today their Board meetings would be conducted by phone while state and county shelter-in-place orders are in effect.  The Governing Board of Port Commissioners said its order would extend to Port employees that usually attend the meetings, as well as the public.  The Board said all… Read More

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Port of Oakland provides COVID-19 updates via blog

Oakland, Calif. – March 20, 2020: News media can find up-to-the-minute coronavirus impact updates from the Port of Oakland on a new blog.  The Port today introduced the update feature on its website. The blog includes reports from the Port of Oakland and its Oakland International Airport.  Both facilities have been declared essential operations and… Read More

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Port of Oakland export volume jumped 15.4 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 13, 2020: Port of Oakland containerized export volume increased 15.4 percent last month over February 2019, according to data published today.  It was the busiest February for export cargo in the past six years, the Port said.  Oakland exports have now increased year-over-year in five consecutive months. “It may be too… Read More

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Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2020: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on Port of Oakland debt.  The agency last week announced the following ratings for Port bonds: $622 million in senior lien revenue bonds at ‘A+’; $181.9 million in intermediate lien revenue bonds at ‘A’; and Underlying bank bonds for the Port’s commercial paper… Read More

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Tribute to mariners unveiled at Port of Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2020:  The Port of Oakland has joined the International Maritime Center (IMC) to unveil a tribute to mariners. The new, abstract sculpture titled “Sea Remembrance” was installed in January next to the IMC facility at Port View Park. “Seafarers make costly sacrifices being away from home at sea for months at… Read More

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