Freight News, Sea

Port of Oakland gives Executive Director new 3-year contract

[ June 28, 2016   //   ]

Port of Oakland Commissioners have awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract.  The agreement means the longtime industry veteran will remain at the helm in Oakland through July 2019.  Commissioners unanimously approved the new deal at a meeting last week.
“Chris Lytle has transformed the Port of Oakland and raised its visibility as a center for trade, transportation and economic vitality,” said Earl Hamlin, President of the Board of Port Commissioners.  “Chris and his staff have the full support of the Board and we look forward to three more years of progress together.”
Lytle will continue to manage three primary businesses: a seaport, Oakland International Airport and a commercial real estate portfolio.
Mr. Lytle joined the Port in 2013 after serving as Executive Director at the Port of Long Beach.  Before that, he worked as a shipping industry executive with CMA CGM, P&O Ports, APM Terminals and Sea-Land Service.