AAPA Seaports Advisory

Security: Oakland

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Port of Oakland awarded $1.8 million in federal seaport security grants

The Port of Oakland will receive approximately $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding to implement two security projects.

"This federal funding supports critical security initiatives that serve Port workers, our community and our business partners," said Port of Oakland Facilities Security Officer Troy Hosmer. "These projects will improve our ability to prevent, respond and recover from incidents at our seaport."

The $1.8 million will help finance:

  • Upgrading the Port Truck Management System to heighten awareness of the large commercial vehicles entering and exiting Oakland marine terminals
  • Developing a multi-agency Emergency Operations Center at the Oakland Seaport to support emergency operations in the event of a disaster or terrorist incident
The grant requires the Port of Oakland to pay 25 percent of the $2.4 million total estimated cost of the projects and to complete them within three years.

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