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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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State says ‘yes’ to $175 million to upgrade Oakland Seaport gateway
December 8th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – December 8, 2022: The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $175 million in funding today for the 7th Street Grade Separation East Project (Project). The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland October container volume up 5.9%
November 17th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – November 17, 2022: The Port of Oakland’s full imports and full exports rose compared to last month (September 2022 volumes) and compared to October 2021 volumes. Total loaded container volume rose... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland welcomes solutions to sea level rise
November 15th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – November 15, 2022: Port officials from around the country and overseas, gathered virtually this month to discuss the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, search for mitigations, and share best... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland A+ and A ratings affirmed by Fitch
November 14th, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – November 14, 2022: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Port of Oakland's outstanding senior bonds at A+ and outstanding Intermediate Lien and underlying bank bonds at A. The... READ MORE