Port of Oakland challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill hundreds of new jobs

Message during foundation visit: more skilled workers needed, training is key Oakland, Calif., 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Industrial development will soon create hundreds of new jobs at the Port of Oakland.  The challenge: finding enough skilled workers to fill them.  That was the message Port officials delivered to a visiting delegation from the philanthropic… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland partners with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Free Port of Oakland harbor tours will return in May with a new vessel operator.  The Port today announced an agreement with San Francisco-based Blue & Gold Fleet to run 12 cruises through October. Blue & Gold said it would deploy 230-passenger sightseeing vessels for the 90-minute tours. … Read the full press release

Port of Oakland outlines future growth plan for new investments in facilities and better infrastructure

Tampa, Fla., 2017-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A Port of Oakland executive outlined a $600 million spending plan here today ( Feb. 3, 2017) for growth at his West Coast trade gateway.  Maritime Director John Driscoll told a maritime audience that Oakland would increase trade volume by investing in new facilities and better infrastructure.   The… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport

New summer service answers the call for nonstop flights to OAK’s top unserved market Oakland, CA, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with Southwest Airlines, officials at the Port of Oakland announced today that effective June 4th, 2017 the carrier will commence daily nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland: Jack London Square free, family friendly events expected to attract thousands of visitors this December

Port of Oakland: Jack London Square free, family friendly events expected to attract thousands of visitors this December   Oakland, Calif., 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of visitors are expected in Jack London Square the first weekend in December for traditional holiday celebrations. Two, free, family friendly events are scheduled with the annual tree… Read the full press release

Michael Colbruno elected President of the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners

Veteran of California politics is first openly LGBT Commissioner in role Airport, Commercial Real Estate, Community, Press Releases, Seaport Oakland, Calif., 2016-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Michael Colbruno, a managing partner with the Milo Group of California, has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. The former two-term member… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland resumes free harbor cruises with the first sailing on July 1

Ninety-minute cruises give rare glimpse inside a global trade gateway Oakland, Calif., 2016-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Summer’s best cruise bargain returns to the Port of Oakland next month.  The Port said today it’s resuming free harbor cruises with the first sailing July 1.  The excursions provide a rare glimpse inside one of the world’s key… Read the full press release

Benjamin Franklin, the largest vessel in U.S. makes its return in Port of Oakland

BIGGEST VESSEL IN U.S. MAKES RETURN VISIT FEB. 26; CLOSE-UP VIEWS FROM PARK Oakland, CA, 2016-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — February 16, 2016: If it were a movie, they’d call it Megaship II. The 1,310-foot-long container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin makes its return to the Port of Oakland Feb. 26. Port officials confirmed… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland: Benjamin Franklin the largest containership to ever visit the U.S. scheduled to arrive New Year’s Eve

Oakland, CA, 2015-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The largest containership to ever visit the U.S. is scheduled to arrive here New Year’s Eve, the Port of Oakland announced today.  The Port said the 1,300-foot-long Benjamin Franklin will make a one-day stop on its maiden voyage.  Its arrival could forever change the nature of trade between… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland marine terminal opens on certain nights and Saturday hours in an experiment to accelerate containerized trade flow

HARBOR TRUCKERS CAN AVOID DAYTIME PEAK FOR SOME TRANSACTIONS Oakland, CA, 2015-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — A Port of Oakland marine terminal is opening on certain nights and Saturday’s in an experiment to accelerate containerized trade flow.  The trial-basis program precedes a port wide plan for Saturday operations expected in the first quarter of 2016. Oakland… Read the full press release

Sacramento came to Port of Oakland to seek support to fix ailing transportation infrastructure

SPOTLIGHT IS ON SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISLATURE LOOKING AT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING Oakland, CA, 2015-8-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Sacramento came to the Port of Oakland today seeking support to fix ailing transportation infrastructure. Without road and other transport improvements, Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins warned, California’s economy is at risk. “It’s fundamental that… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland: Import volume jumped 8.7 percent in July from a year ago

FIFTH-STRAIGHT MONTH OF GROWTH; EXPORTS GAIN FOR FIRST TIME IN 2015 Oakland, CA, 2015-8-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Imports extended their growth streak to five straight months at the Port of Oakland in July. The Port said today that containerized import volume jumped 8.7 percent last month from a year ago. Exports were up too, albeit marginally…. Read the full press release

Port of Oakland: New businesses and new visitors make the City’s Jack London Square a thriving, growing center of commerce and entertainment

FESTIVALS, ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD DRAW MORE VISITORS TO OAKLAND Oakland, CA, 2015-7-20 — /Travel PR News/ — New businesses and throngs of new visitors are making the City’s Jack London Square a thriving, growing center of commerce and entertainment, the Port of Oakland reported in a new video released today. Commercial real estate occupancy rate is 96%… Read the full press release

Record-low injury rate among dockworkers at U.S. West Coast Ports

WATERFRONT INJURY INCIDENTS DROP NEARLY 50% Oakland, CA, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland today applauded labor and management on the U.S. West Coast waterfront for a record-low injury rate among dockworkers. According to an annual Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) safety report, there were 108 Lost-Time Injury Incidents at West Coast seaports in… Read the full press release