Port of Oakland receives Deep Roots Award

Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2018: Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Port of Oakland with the Deep Roots Award. The award honors a local company or individual that has been a major contributor to Oakland.

“It is important for the community to know that the Port is not only making money, but is also giving back,” said Amy Tharpe, Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility. “We are creating jobs, the economy is thriving, and the Port staff is out in the community.”

The Port of Oakland operates an international seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront.  It was established in 1927 and annually:

  • Handles 2.5 million cargo containers;
  • Serves more than 13 million air travelers; and
  • Attracts more than 3 million visitors to Jack London Square.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts

Mike Zampa
Port of Oakland
Communications Director
(510) 627-1565
[email protected]

Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
Port Spokesperson
(510) 627-1193
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