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December 31, 2015

The largest cargo ship to ever visit the United States, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, successfully berths in the Outer Harbor. This vessel is longer than the Empire State Building, wider than a football field, and can carry more than 18,000 containers.

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November 2014

Port begins discussions with potential marine-oriented users of Howard Terminal. These discussions do not result in approval of any long-term tenancy agreements. The discussions last until April 2018.

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March 2014

Port enters into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Oakland Waterfront Ballpark, LLC to negotiate terms of a potential baseball stadium on the Howard Terminal site.

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February 2014

Port receives three maritime use proposals for Howard Terminal in response to the RFP, but rejects all three proposals.

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February, 2014

Port and City officials formally dedicate Bessie Coleman Drive at Oakland International Airport. In 1921, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became the first African-American woman to earn an international aviation license.

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May 4, 1999

The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners authorizes negotiation on a historic Maritime Project Labor Agreement (MAPLA) that revolutionized local hiring and created a national model for union agreements. MAPLA supports local and small companies to do business with the Port. MAPLA also increases local hiring for airport and seaport capital projects.

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