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Preserving Public Access to Shorelands

Stunning water views, dramatic topography, and a temperate year round climate make the Bay Area an outdoor paradise. These treasured natural resources are integral to our quality of life. Since 1938, The Port has been the steward of 20 miles of Oakland waterfront property along the San Francisco Bay granted by the State Tidelands Trust. It is our solemn responsibility to safeguard these precious spaces for public use.

Thanks to Port supervision, waterway treasures like Lake Merritt, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and most of the Oakland Estuary remain accessible to everyone for recreation, scientific study and endless inspiration.

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    Port of Oakland passes milestone, sets all-time cargo record
    May 13th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 13, 2021 – Another month, another record at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 100,096 20-foot import containers... READ MORE
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    Port of Oakland trade boom: a second new vessel service in 2021
    May 10th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 10, 2021: As global trade booms, the container shipping industry is introducing another new vessel service at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that Taiwan-based Wan Hai Lines launched... READ MORE
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    Port of Oakland says Q1 2021 is all-time best for cargo volume
    May 6th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 6, 2021: Port of Oakland containerized trade volume reached record levels in the first quarter of 2021. The Port said today its total volume from January... READ MORE
    Thumbnail of March passenger traffic at OAK leaps ahead with a 59.6 percent month-to-month increase
    March passenger traffic at OAK leaps ahead with a 59.6 percent month-to-month increase
    May 6th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 6, 2021: Oakland International Airport, the second busiest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports rebounding passenger and cargo traffic for March 2021. The airport... READ MORE