Calif. Transportation Secretary Visits Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan (sixth from right), California Transportation Secretary Toks Omishakin (center), transportation officials and port staff. Photo courtesy of Oakland seaport.

The Port of Oakland hosted California State Transportation Agency Secretary Toks Omishakin in late September for a tour of port operations and a talk about facility upgrades and sustainability projects, including those related to zero emissions and renewable energy.

“The Port of Oakland is a critical link in our state and national supply chain,” Omishakin said. “As California makes historic investments in our supply chain infrastructure under Gov. Gavin Newsom, I look forward to continue working with the Port of Oakland to help create a safer, cleaner, more efficient and more equitable goods movement system that continues to power our economy.”

The port is working to form partnerships and funding to ease supply chain bottlenecks and create a strategy for decarbonizing port operations.

“The port supports Gov. Newsom and CalSTA’s commitment to addressing California’s supply chain challenges and achieving the state’s climate goals,” Port Executive Director Danny Wan said. “We appreciate the continued partnership with the state on opportunities that will improve cargo fluidity and bring more maritime business for the benefit of Oakland and the region.”

By Karen Robes Meeks