Port of Oakland names new Maritime Marketing Manager

Oakland, Calif. – February 20, 2024: The Port of Oakland today announced the appointment of new Maritime Marketing Manager Carolyn Almquist. She brings with her a wealth of private sector experience in international trade.

Almquist joins the Port of Oakland after 25 years with American President Lines (APL), a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. She worked her way through the ranks to executive leadership roles, including the Head of Cargo Flow (Americas). Her expertise includes coordinating complex global logistics in rapidly changing domestic and international environments.

“We are fortunate to have Carolyn Almquist join our maritime team,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “Her appointment is essential to our comprehensive strategy to reach new overseas markets.”

Almquist’s experience in leveraging foreign market opportunities and developing strategic market plans will support the Port’s goal to grow its maritime business portfolio. As Senior Director of Transpacific Export Trade, Almquist helped lead APL to capture top ocean carrier market share status of U.S. West Coast ports.

“I’m excited to be joining the Port of Oakland in this role,” said Almquist. “My goal is to use my expertise in promoting international trade at the Port of Oakland while maximizing our existing business potential.”

Almquist holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business, Trade and Commerce from the University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

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About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland generates vital economic activity, community benefits and environmental innovation, as the Port decarbonizes its operations for a cleaner and greener future. Along with its partners, the Port supports 98,345 jobs in the region and $174 billion in annual economic activity. The Port oversees Oakland International Airport, the Oakland Seaport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square, and a publicly owned utility. The Port of Oakland is Everyone’s Port! Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook and Twitter, or with the Port on LinkedIn, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts

Robert Bernardo
Port of Oakland
Communications Director
(510) 627-1401
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Marilyn Sandifur
Port of Oakland
Media/PR Manager
(510) 627-1193
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David DeWitt
Port of Oakland
Media/PR Specialist
(510) 627-1169
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