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Growth with care

The Port of Oakland adopted a 5-year strategic plan in 2018 called Growth with Care. It aims to expand the Port’s business while simultaneously benefiting neighboring communities. Here’s how the Port advanced its strategy in 2018:

Growing our business

  • Oakland-to-Rome – Oakland International Airport launched service to Rome in February on Norwegian Airlines.
  • Oakland-to-Paris – In April, Norwegian began Oakland-to-Paris flights, the carrier now flies to six European capitals from Oakland.
  • Lineage Cool Port Oakland – This 280,000-square-foot distribution center for chilled and frozen food products opened at the Port in November promising significant cargo growth. Check out this video.
  • Seaport Logistics Complex – Work began last summer on this 460,000-square-foot distribution center that will set the Port apart from competitors.
  • Oakland International Container Terminal – The Port’s largest marine terminal raised four ship-to-shore cranes 27-feet higher to work the latest generation of megaships. This video is an eye-popper.
  • TraPac – Our second-largest terminal doubled the size of its Oakland operation to prepare for future volume growth.
  • Oakland Portal – This one-stop, online gateway to the Port of Oakland debuted in February providing easier access for supply chain operators as trade volumes grow.
  • Night gates – The Port of Oakland’s two-year effort to extend hours for cargo transactions expanded to another major marine terminal in October; now container volume can grow without operational congestion.

Benefiting communities

  • Jobs agreement - The Port, community leaders and industrial real estate giant CenterPoint Properties formalized a groundbreaking jobs agreement last winter. It ensures priority hiring for local workers when CenterPoint’s Seaport Logistics Complex opens in 2020.
  • Air quality plan – To minimize the impact of our growing businesses, the Port published a draft plan to further curb diesel emissions. We took one more giant step – exploring the path to zero-emissions by mid-century.
  • Truck management plan – More cargo means more trucks hauling containers. The Port and City of Oakland collaborated on a new plan to keep big rigs away from Oakland neighborhoods.
  • Clean trucks – Electric trucks are expected to be part of a zero-emission future. The Port introduced its first battery-powered truck to the fleet in February.
  • Indoors/outdoors – To improve the psychic and physical wellbeing of travelers, we introduced a Living Wall at Oakland International Airport with 4,500 plants and a water replenishment station that eliminates 15,000 plastic bottles weekly.