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November 2, 2015



Connecting seafarers to families

Good Neighbor Breakfast
You are invited!
NEW DATE: Nov. 14, 2015
Please join us at the Good Neighbor Breakfast for a morning of information exchange. Port Executive Director Chris Lytle will share updates on the Port of Oakland and answer your questions. We have updates on the Oakland International Airport and Jack London Square. As well as the latest on the Oakland Seaport including topics such as port trucks and the former Oakland Army Base.
We value your input and also want to hear from you! I f you have a question you would like addressed, please send it to us in advance via the registration link.
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015 (NEW DATE)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: Lincoln Child Center
1266 14th St., Oakland, CA 94607
Complimentary continental breakfast will be served
Please register by 11/12/15
Please visit our website for a summary of previous Good Neighbor Breakfast meetings: http://www.portofoakland.com/community/engagement.aspx
Community Relations Contact:
Laura Arreola
Port of Oakland reaffirms long-term renewable energy strategy
Oct. 28, 2015
The Port of Oakland has reaffirmed a renewable energy strategy that will make 75 percent of the energy it purchases for tenants greenhouse gas-free within three years.
The strategy involves a partnership with the East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD). The Port currently purchases renewable energy from EBMUD's biogas facility at the foot of the Bay Bridge and then resells it to Port tenants with no cost increase. All of the energy purchased from EBMUD is both renewable and greenhouse gas-free.
Port shares career information at Cal Maritime Academy
Oct. 27, 2015
Nearly 1,110 student cadets attended the annual Cal Maritime Academy 2015 Fall Career Fair. Social Responsibility Divsion Port Job Researcher Pamela Bell and Maritime Division Wharfinger Justin Taschek teamed-up to share information with college students about the Port business-lines, summer internship program and career paths.
2015 Harbor Tour season concludes 
Oct. 23, 2015
The Port's 90-minute excursions aboard the U.S.S. Potomac, Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht, have concluded for the 2015 Harbor Tour season. The vessel cruised through the Oakland Estuary to the Outer Harbor and into the San Francisco Bay. Nearly 2,000 people were served. The tour will return in 2016 with more free, public harbor cruises. Stay tuned for more information.
Port of Oakland makes an impact to reduce fishing line pollution
Oct. 7, 2015
Fishing is popular in the San Francisco Bay, but improperly discarded fishing lines can entangle and kill marine wildlife. Fishing line can also remain in the environment for over 600 years! The Port, California State Parks and the Audubon Society have teamed up to place fishing line recycling containers at Port View Park and San Antonio Pier. The white receptacles will keep help discarded lines out of the water and away from unsuspecting animals.
Port of Oakland brings cleaner diesel technology to the seaport
Oct. 2, 2015
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Port of Oakland $277,885 to upgrade cargo-handling equipment and reduce exhaust emissions on the waterfront. The funds will be used at TraPac marine terminal to upgrade four rubber-tired gantry cranes and a top-pick. The equipment is used in container yards to load boxes onto trucks for delivery to customers. They will be re-engineered with clean diesel engines or exhaust filters.These retrofits and upgrades will result in significant emissions reductions.
Delegates from Port of Santos visit Port of Oakland
to discuss sustainable growth
Oct. 1, 2015
The Port of Oakland is growing, and it's growing sustainably. That's the message Port officials delivered today to a delegation of 35 delegates from the Port of Santos, Brazil. They visited to learn how Oakland builds business while protecting the environment. Officials from Santos asked how Oakland mitigates environmental impacts while growing. Director of Environmental Programs and Planning Richard Sinkoff pointed to three programs in Oakland: 1) engine upgrades for harbor trucks; 2) cleaner burning low-sulfur fuel for vessel engines; and 3) shore power that enables ships to turn off diesel engines at Port by plugging into the landside grid.





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