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Celebrating 90 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 container volume dipped 1.8 percent in 2019
January 17th, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – January 17, 2020:  Port of Oakland 2019 container volume decreased 1.8 percent from 2018, according to data released today. The Port attributed the decline to fewer empty... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland hopeful, cautious over U.S.-China trade deal
December 13th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: Port of Oakland officials mixed hope with caution today following a possible U.S.-China trade war de-escalation.  Word of a deal to ease the 18-month-long tariff... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland appoints first female Port Attorney
December 13th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: For the first time in its 92-year history, a woman has been named Port Attorney at the Port of Oakland.  The Port’s governing Board... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent last month
December 10th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2019:  Port of Oakland export cargo volume increased 5.8 percent last month compared to November 2018, according to statistics released today. It was the second... READ MORE