2016, a record-setting year across the board at the Port of Oakland – we navigated obstacles, transformed operations, and positioned ourselves for financial stability.
The Port’s Jack London Square at the Oakland Waterfront attracted 3 million visitors.
Twelve million passengers chose Oakland International Airport for their travel.
And the biggest ship to ever call North America came to Oakland.
In Fiscal Year 2016 the Port reached record revenues of $338 million.
We grew Port businesses responsibly. This good growth is thanks to you, our employees, tenants, customers and community.
Together we put the people of Oakland and the region to work.
For example, 60 percent of the workforce on Port construction projects in 2016 came from Oakland and neighboring communities. These local workers made $6.5 million in earnings.
Elected officials, government agencies and community advocates celebrated a 76 percent reduction in overall diesel emissions at the Seaport and a 98 percent reduction in truck diesel emissions over the past decade. This is good news for all of us because it leads to cleaner air and healthier communities.
Efficiency improvements at the Oakland Seaport helped move cargo faster.
An agricultural surge and import growth lifted the Port to an all-time record for loaded containers, 1.83 million 20-foot boxes.
We put the foundations in place to better serve you: whether you were a business partner moving cargo through the Port, a visitor dining at Jack London Square, or a traveler flying to a new destination.
What’s on the horizon in 2017:
New non-stop flights from carriers including British Airways, Norwegian and Southwest are helping Oakland International Airport become the third largest California gateway to Europe. We are doubling the size of the International Arrivals Building to better serve Oakland’s passengers.
At the Oakland Seaport, we will break ground on the construction of a 280,000-square-foot Cool Port facility. This will support the growth we’re seeing in agricultural exports.
And negotiations are underway for our Seaport Logistics Complex.
We enter 2017 in a good position to better serve our business and community partners.
We’re on a roll!