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Port of Oakland awarded $1.8 million in federal seaport security grants

Funding to upgrade Port Truck Management System and Emergency Operations Center

Press Releases, Seaport
September 14th, 2017

Oakland, Calif. – September 14, 2017: The Port of Oakland said today it will receive approximately $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding to implement two new Port security projects. Oakland is one of 33 U.S. ports to receive grant funds awarded by FEMA.

"This federal funding supports critical security initiatives that serve Port workers, our community and our business partners," said Port of Oakland Facilities Security Officer Troy Hosmer. “These projects will improve our ability to prevent, respond and recover from incidents at our seaport.”

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The $1.8M will support these security initiatives in Oakland:

  • Upgrading the Port Truck Management System to heighten awareness of the large commercial vehicles entering and exiting Oakland marine terminals;
  • Developing a multi-agency Emergency Operations Center at the Oakland Seaport to support emergency operations in the event of a disaster or terrorist incident.

Estimated project costs:

  • Total cost of the two, new Port of Oakland security projects: $2.4 million
  • Federal share: $1.8 million (75 percent)
  • Port share: $600,000 (25 percent)

The grant requires the Port of Oakland to pay 25 percent of $2.4 million, the total estimated cost of the projects, and complete them within three years.

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Media Contacts:
Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com