Oakland International Airport celebrated Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui

East Bay airport expands service to Hawaii, offers 4 days park free – $96 Value Oakland, CA, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today (April 8, 2019) following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete… Read the full press release

Get a glimpse of maritime history through Vessel tours at Jack London Square

Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain at Oakland waterfront through April 23 Oakland, Calif., 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are in port at Jack London Square. The sailing vessels give visitors a glimpse of maritime history from the mid-1700’s to the late 1800’s. The ships are docked at the foot of Broadway through… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland announces return of free harbor tours this May through October

Oakland, Calif., 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2019 harbor tour schedule on its web site today (April 1, 2019). The 90-minute harbor excursions include a guided narration and are conducted aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet. “Port of… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power

$6 million project at largest marine terminal to cut 45 tons of pollutants annually Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner.  The Port said today (March 26, 2019) that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes… Read the full press release

OAK celebrates inaugural Southwest Airlines flight to Honolulu

East Bay airport launches carrier’s West Coast – Hawaiian Islands routes with inaugural to Honolulu Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s an Aloha Monday in Oakland after the first Southwest Airlines flight to the Hawaiian Islands arrived in Honolulu Sunday evening with 152 passengers and seven crew members. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to launch its first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport on March 17

Carrier’s nonstop service to Hawaiian Islands part of continued long-haul expansion at OAK Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (March 4, 2019) announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Delta Air Lines’ nonstop service to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport this summer

Nonstop from OAK this summer… connecting to the world Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces today (March 5, 2019) that beginning June 9, 2019, Delta Air Lines will resume nonstop service between Oakland and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Passengers will appreciate the early morning arrival in ATL and connections… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland in search for full-time college students for its 2019 Summer College Internship Program

Paid internships in aviation, maritime, engineering, and more Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is seeking highly motivated full-time college students for its 2019 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, prospective applicants apply for paid internships in a variety of fields, including Aviation, Communications, Engineering, Governmental Affairs, Human… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland honored ocean carriers MSC and Hyundai Merchant Marine for 100 percent deployment of shore power-ready vessels

Awards for plugging vessels into landside power grid, turning off diesel engines Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Two shipping lines and a marine terminal operator are leading the clean air charge at the Port of Oakland.  The Port this week honored ocean carriers MSC and Hyundai Merchant Marine for 100 percent deployment of shore… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland appoints Rebecca Haggerty as Chief Audit Officer

Santa Clara County Internal Audit Manager Rebecca Haggerty starts next month Oakland, Calif., 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today ( Dec. 7, 2018) it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top… Read the full press release

Jack London Square to hold annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30

Santa, 55-foot Mount Shasta fir tree and free live performances Oakland, CA, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square lights up for the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. The annual event includes the lighting of the 55-foot Mount Shasta fir tree decorated with 5,000… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces latest step in its quest to phase out diesel-powered freight hauling

Impact transportation buys $275,000 battery-powered tractor for yard ops. Oakland, Calif., 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A second trucking firm at the Port of Oakland has turned to battery-powered big rigs.  Impact Transportation said today (Nov. 20, 2018) that it has purchased a $275,000 all-electric truck for yard operations.  It’s the latest step in the… Read the full press release

Jack London Square kicks off the holiday season with Black Santa’s U Wish Workshop pop-up store at the Oakland waterfront

Family activities, Santa photo ops and workshops Nov. 23 through Dec. 24 Oakland, Calif., 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square kicks off the holiday season with Black Santa’s U Wish Workshop, a new pop-up store at the Oakland waterfront from November 23 through December 24. The Winter Wonderland will feature free, kid-friendly, activities: Black… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland, City officials work on improving the quality of life for the area’s residents

Draft plan designed to keep most big rigs away from homes, improve safety Oakland, Calif., 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland and City officials are circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets.  Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of… Read the full press release

Lineage and Dreisbach announce the opening of world’s latest next-generation cold storage and logistics facility, Lineage Cool Port Oakland

Oakland, CA, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage”) and Dreisbach Enterprises (“Dreisbach”) announced the official opening of Lineage Cool Port Oakland (“Cool Port”), the world’s latest next-generation cold storage and logistics facility. Set on 25 acres at the Port of Oakland’s waterfront, Cool Port will serve as the newest hub for… Read the full press release

Business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee appointed to Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners

Architect Yui Hay Lee a longtime fixture in city, county roles Oakland, Calif., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of… Read the full press release

More than 75,000 people expected to attend the Eat Real Festival at the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday

More than 600,000 people have experienced the culinary adventure since 2009 Oakland, Calif., 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square’s biggest event of the year, Eat Real Festival, celebrates its 10th year at the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday. More than 75,000 people are expected to attend the family-friendly festival with local food vendors,… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland promotes Thanh Vuong to Principal Engineer in the Maritime Project Design and Delivery Department

Thanh Vuong oversees capital improvements, dredging and cranes Oakland, Calif., 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland today (August 28, 2018) promoted Thanh Vuong to Principal Engineer in the Maritime Project Design and Delivery Department. The department manages more than $50 million worth of seaport capital projects each year and provides upkeep… 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

Oakland’s Jack London Square expands its dining options with three new restaurants

American, Arab and Thai food options on the waterfront Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — New restaurants are settling into Jack London Square this summer bringing international flavor to Oakland’s waterfront. Two have already opened with a third to follow by September. The influx of dining spots is generating increased interest in the Square at… Read the full press release

Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board

Second time in top job for Oakland business leader Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland business leader Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The Board of Port Commissioners selected their colleague for the top post at a meeting last week. Commissioner Butner succeeds Joan… 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 announces a new $494.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019

Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — A new $494.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 goes into place this week at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners last week approved the spending plan that includes $34.7 million for capital projects. The budget finances operations at the Port’s three businesses: Aviation, Commercial Real Estate… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland hosts a day of fun and education for Oakland youngsters at Children’s Fairyland

Oakland, CA, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is sending 250 Oakland youngsters to Children’s Fairyland April 13 for a day of fun and education. Students from five elementary schools will take part in Port of Oakland Day at the city’s 68-year old amusement park. The students are from the following Oakland… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program

Internship opportunities in aviation, engineering, social responsibility and other professional fields Oakland, Calif., 2018-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is recruiting for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, students apply for paid internships in a variety of fields at the Port. Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 2,… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland receives $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding for new security projects

Funding to upgrade Port Truck Management System and Emergency Operations Center Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland said today it will receive approximately $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding to implement two new Port security projects. Oakland is one of 33 U.S. ports to receive grant funds… Read the full press release

“Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle” series on July 1st followed by July 4th Backyard BBQ at Jack London Square

Dance battle is Saturday followed by Independence Day BBQ Tuesday Oakland, Calif., 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square is home to round two of the new Oakland grown, urban dance competition, “Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle” series. The family friendly festival is Saturday, July 1, noon to 6 PM. It is free and open… 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 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