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Update Port-Wide Activity for Today, Nov. 3 as of 8:30 AM

Press Releases, Seaport
November 3rd, 2011

Press Releases

For Immediate Release
November 3, 2011

Update from the Port of Oakland and Port-Wide Activity for Today, Nov. 3 as of 8:30 AM

Port Getting Back to Work

Oakland, Calif.– November 3, 2011 – Workers in the maritime area of the Port are beginning to return to their jobs and seaport operations have partially resumed, though the situation remains fluid. Operations at the Oakland International Airport and real estate areas continue as normal from yesterday. Port employees have been directed to show up at work as normal pursuant to regular work schedules. The most current field reports confirm that in the Port area there were no injuries, no property damage, and no major security problems from last night's demonstrations. There was a limited incursion into a private rail facility, and trespassers were escorted off peacefully. There are current reports of one limited public street closure at one of the several entrances into the maritime area of the Port, at the intersection of 3rd Street and Adeline. People returning to work at the Port should avoid this intersection. All of us at the Port of Oakland extend our appreciation to those who conducted and ensured a peaceful, safe demonstration in the Port area yesterday. The need for safety and security continues today, so that people can get back to work. Any additional missed shifts represent economic hardship for maritime workers, truckers, and their families, as well as lost jobs and lost tax revenue for our region. Continued disruptions will begin to lead to re-routing of cargo and permanent loss of jobs, a situation that would only exacerbate the on-going economic challenges of our region. The Port will continue to provide operational updates throughout the day.

Media Contacts:

Robert Bernado
Communications Manager
(510) 627-1401
rbernardo@portoakland.com

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