The Port of Oakland oversees 1,300 acres (526 hectares) of maritime facilities serving a local market of 14.5 million consumers and half of the U.S. population by rail. The Oakland Seaport on San Francisco Bay’s eastern shore has served as the principal ocean gateway for international cargo in Northern California. The port also owns and operates Oakland International Airport.
Committed to managing its operations in the public interest for the public good, the Port of Oakland realizes that environmental sustainability is essential to its responsible growth. The port’s Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan establishes a framework to achieve zero emissions through fundamental changes in the port’s operations. Developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, including tenants and community members, it outlines the necessary changes in infrastructure, equipment, technologies, operations and fuels to ultimately achieve zero emissions.
The port defines the success of its business lines with the community benefits that are generated in the process. It envisions continued economic growth and job creation as it works responsibly to achieve its zero emissions goal.