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What They’re Saying About Us

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Jan. 1 - Port of Oakland receives first visit of megaship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin
“By welcoming the largest container ship ever to call at U.S. ports, authorities have demonstrated their willingness to be part of an ever growing shipping industry.”
Marc Bourdon
CMA CGM (America) LLC

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Feb. 19 - Sunset Magazine welcomes community to its new Port of Oakland home: Jack London Square
“The addition of Sunset is a coup for Jack London Square, our burgeoning waterfront center.  Sunset is the icing on the cake. It embodies the flair that Oakland has.”
Libby Schaaf
Oakland, CA


May 12 - Oakland International Airport’s first Oakland-London flights on Norwegian Airlines
“We’re excited that Oakland International Airport is the most convenient airport for the international traveler.”
Mark Everton
CEO and President
Visit Oakland

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Sept. 20 - Port of Oakland becomes only third U.S. port to permanently open gates at night to ease daytime truck traffic
“Kudos to the Port of Oakland”
Peter Friedmann
Executive Director
Agriculture Transportation Coalition


“Oakland seems to have taken the lead providing more consistency for night gates.”
Perry Bourne,
Director International Transportation and Supply Chain Management
Tyson Foods

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Oct. 18 - Port of Oakland reports FY 2016 record operating revenue of $338 million
“Cargo interests can be assured of stability at the Northern California port due to its diversified revenue stream.”
Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor
Journal of Commerce

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Oct. 28 - Port of Oakland announces 76 percent reduction in seaport diesel emissions, 98 percent cut from trucks
“The Port stepped up.  This is a success story we should be proud of.”
Jack Broadbent
Bay Area Air Quality Management District


Nov. 1 - Oakland International Airport announces new London flights in 2017 on British Airways
“The Bay Area is a very important market,”
Colm Lacy
Head of commercial at Gatwick Airport London
British Airways


Nov. 15 – California export assessment for 2016
“California agricultural exports have exceeded expectations so far in 2016 and in no small part due to Oakland’s performance.”
Dr. Walter Kemmsies
Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist
U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group at JLL


Nov. 18 - Speakers: Port of Oakland a ‘center of gravity’ for trade and travel
“The center of gravity is shifting to Oakland as a lot of the economic and population growth is in the East Bay and Southwest is taking part by growing with our community.”
Michael Sikes
Senior Manager of Business Development
Southwest Airlines