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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 import volume edged up in August
September 17th, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2021: Port of Oakland import cargo volume edged up last month while the number of vessel services has been reduced. According to data released today,... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland beef export volume up 25 percent in 2021
September 15th, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2021: Port of Oakland beef exports – almost exclusively to Asia – increased 25 percent this year between January and July. The Port called the... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland shows top transportation leaders future of trade
September 1st, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – September 1, 2021: Top transportation officials learned what it takes to maintain the Port of Oakland’s international trade status – collaboration and transparency. That’s what Port executives... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland cargo volume dipped in July
August 11th, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – August 11, 2021: A year-long cargo surge slowed and volume dipped at the Port of Oakland last month. The Port said today it expected containerized cargo volume... READ MORE