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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 launches program to expedite ag exports
January 3rd, 2022
Oakland, Calif. – January 3, 2022: The Port of Oakland is set to launch an interagency effort to improve the flow of agriculture exports at the Port. The program involves... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland clean energy efforts to get $5.2 million in federal grants
December 23rd, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 23, 2021: Port of Oakland clean energy efforts are getting a $5.2 million boost from the federal government, the Port said today. It’s receiving grant funds from the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for electrical power upgrades.... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland names 13-year vet as new Port Attorney
December 21st, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – December 21, 2021: A veteran lawyer involved in every major Port of Oakland project over the last 13 years has been named Port Attorney. The Port appointed... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland ship turning basins study ready for public review
December 20th, 2021
Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 20, 2021:The Port of Oakland, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco District, has reached a key milestone in the planning process to widen the Oakland Harbor... READ MORE