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February 22, 2016


2016 Summer College Internship Program recruitment 
The deadline for the 2016 Summer College Internship Program is March  1, 2016 at 5:00 pm (PDT). Students can access and complete an online application at this link

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Asian Employees Association (AEA) accepting applications
The Port's Asian Employees, a non-profit employee group, is accepting applications through  Feb. 24, 2016 for its scholarship program . The Port's AEA has given away more than $300,000 in scholarships since forming in 1991. All high school students in Oakland are eligible and can apply at this link

Trucker Work Group convenes monthly meeting
Feb. 22, 2016
The Trucker Work Group (TWG)  convened it's general monthly meeting for an update and a discussion on trucking operations at the Port of Oakland. TWG, since 2007, is a collaborative forum co-chaired by a Port of Oakland representative and by a Trucking Industry representative in an effort to foster collaboration and facilitate efficient goods movement at the Port of Oakland. Monday's meeting focused on the Port's Efficiency Initiatives aimed at improving overall operations at the seaport and specifically on the improvement of trucking operations. 
  • New Saturday and night gates
  • GPS technology to establish performance metrics
  • Efficiently migrate cargo to other terminals as a result of the closure of the Outer Harbor Terminal
  • Monitoring of truck parking in the community
Sunset Publishing Group's grand opening
Feb. 18, 2016
It was a great turnout for Sunset Publishing Group's grand opening in the Port's Jack London Square. Sunset unveiled its new test kitchen and local Chef Tanya Holland (left) served her signature dishes. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (center) thanked Sunset for establishing their headquarters in Oakland. Sunset Editor-in-Chief Irene Edwards is pictured right. View video on Facebook.
 Andreas Cluver and Arabella Martinez appointed to the board
Feb. 11, 2016
Local labor leader Andreas Cluver (right) and long-time community leader Arabella Martinez (left) have been appointed to the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners. They joined the Board Feb. 11. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (center) swore them into office. 
Port kicks off career speaker series at Laney College
   Feb. 11, 2016
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Laney College recruited business leaders from the Oakland Chamber of Commerce to speak to students about their career paths and inspire them to achieve greatness. Luana  España, Port Community Affairs Analyst,  kicked off the series and spoke to students about working through challenges to achieve their career goals.  The speaker series runs thorough May 12. 
Port Directors speak about key development projects at the 
Economic Development Forum 
Feb. 10, 2016
Pamela Kershaw, Port Commercial Real Estate Director and Amy Tharpe, Port Director of Social Responsibility were featured speakers at the Oakland Chamber of Commerce's  Economic Development Forum. The directors spoke to a full house about key development projects in Aviation, Commercial Real Estate, and Maritime. They also addressed the Port's workforce development programs and educational outreach efforts to help prepare local students and residents for Port-related careers.

Project Labor Agreement is renewed 
Jan. 28, 2016
The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners has renewed a project labor agreement that will increase East Bay hiring for Port-related capital projects. The five-year pact was approved and is intended to boost earnings for local workers that totaled $4.4 million in FY14-15 and increase the number of local workers entering the construction industry. Please read more at this link.
Port of Oakland brings Ag-Day to local school
Jan. 19, 2016
Thank you to our partner - California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom - who hosted "Ag-Day" with us by bringing a mobile classroom to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Lafayette Elementary School in Oakland, CA. Third to fifth grade students learned about agriculture and even planted their very own sunflowers. The Port of Oakland is the leading export seaport attributed by agricultural goods from the Central Valley.

Port hosts SPUR presentation of the Downtown Report
Jan. 5, 2016
The Port hosted SPUR, the non-profit that brings people together to develop solutions to the problems cities face. Port Executive Director Chris Lytle talked about the Port's outlook for this year and SPUR Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan shared the organization's new report - A Downtown for Everyone.

Port welcomes back megaship Benjamin Franklin
Feb. 25, 2016
The 1,310-foot-long container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin makes its return to the Port of Oakland Feb. 25. The Franklin is scheduled for arrival at about 7 a.m. (time could change). It will tie up at Oakland International Container Terminal Berths 55-56 next to the Port's Middle Harbor. Spectators will have the opportunity to witness the Franklin's arrival up close at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. That's the closest-possible vantage point for sightseers.
  • Jack of All Trades throughout Jack London Square
    • Sat., 3/12/16
    • Sat., 4/9/16 
    • Sat., 5/14/16
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