Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020

Permit OKd for first building at Seaport Logistics Complex, construction goes on Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments in Port history.  They voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces completion of crane-raising project at Oakland International Container Terminal

Engineering feat readies largest terminal to better serve big ships Oakland, Calif. , 2018-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Four ship-to-shore cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT), the busiest terminal at the Port of Oakland, are 27 feet taller following completion this week of a year-long, crane-raising project. The fourth and final raised crane went back… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland: work on a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex to begin this fall

CenterPoint’s 440,000-square-foot distribution hub will anchor logistics campus Oakland, Calif., 2018-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A freight distribution center placing high-demand logistics capability inside a global trade gateway will soon take shape here.  The Port of Oakland said today (August 17, 2018) that work should begin this fall on a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex…. Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland announces the appointment of maritime veteran Eric Napralla as its Chief Wharfinger

Veteran to manage seaport operations ranging from tenant relations to contracts Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland today (July 2, 2018) named maritime veteran Eric Napralla as its Chief Wharfinger.  Mr. Napralla, a 6-year Port employee, will manage seaport operations that range from tenant relationships to facilities leasing.  He… Read the full press release

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 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

Subsidy program to stimulate night and weekend business at the Port of Oakland extended

Big boost for night, weekend work at the Port of Oakland Subsidy extended, largest marine terminal adds functions to night gates Oakland, Calif., 2016-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — A $1.5 million subsidy program to stimulate night and weekend business at the Port of Oakland has been extended. The Port’s largest marine terminal operator responded today… 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: 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

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