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Celebrating 95 Years of Growth and Innovation

Behind every fact and notable achievement at the Port of Oakland are the all-important human stories. Consider the jobs and careers it has forged, the families it has sustained, the businesses it has fostered and the community programs it has championed. The breadth of the Port’s mandate enables us to play a central role in the region’s economic vitality. Our work promotes business activities that deliver jobs and community benefits. We operate Oakland International Airport, manage the Oakland Seaport, serve as stewards of the waterfront and partner with our communities, all in support of our diverse constituents.

On the Water

The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 on the East shore of San Francisco Bay. As a world-class international cargo and transportation hub, we have pioneered shipping innovations to expedite the movement of goods worldwide. Whether adopting specialized intermodal containers, dredging our channels to accommodate ever-larger vessels or improving adjacent railroad facilities for greater efficiencies, we continue to be a leader in the Port industry.(Link to quick facts.)

In the Air

1927 also marked the opening of the Oakland Municipal Airport. Aviation superstars Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman and Charles Lindbergh, graced our runways more than once. During World War II, the airport served as a major staging area for U.S. military forces in the Pacific.  When the airport expanded in 1962 and jetliners began service, our commercial passenger activity literally took off. Fifty-four years later, Oakland International Airport continues to dramatically expand passenger and cargo services with new carriers and flight destinations worldwide. (Link to quick facts.)

On the Shoreline

As a California State Tidelands Trust grant, the Port of Oakland is steward to more than 800 acres of land on waterfront property. In addition to Port parks and public access, underused acreage is being converted into homes, hotels, offices, shops, restaurants, and other development projects through private investment dollars. Today, this development is fueling Oakland’s urban renaissance by creating jobs, housing,recreation and leisure activities.


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Port of Oakland July volume drops 28 percent from July 2021
August 17th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – August 17, 2022: The Port of Oakland’s total loaded container volume dropped by 28% in July compared to July 2021. Last month 116,629 loaded TEUs (twenty-foot containers) moved through... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland June volume down 1.5 percent from prior year
July 28th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. - July 28, 2022: The Port of Oakland’s total loaded container volume in June was down 1.5% compared to June 2021. The Port handled 163,757 loaded TEUs (twenty-foot containers) last... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland marine terminals resume operations
July 25th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – July 25, 2022: The Port of Oakland’s marine terminals are open and operating normally. They have resumed operations since Saturday, after several days of disruption by truck... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland picks Chamber President to lead Board
July 12th, 2022
Oakland, Calif., July 12, 2022 – Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce President is taking on an added role atop the Port of Oakland’s governing board. At their latest Board meeting, Port... READ MORE