Tag Archives: OMSS

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Last-minute Agreement Preserves New Army Base Project

In a rush to get a 55-year lease signed before a deadline this week awarding property on the Oakland Army Base to Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), the Oakland City Council met in a special [...]
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Truckers Call for Third Work Stoppage

Their backs to the wall, independent truckers at the Port of Oakland have voted to authorize a third work stage since August as they await the results a meeting with local and state officials over [...]
Jose Dueñas of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Len Turner of Turner Group Construction and Carl Chan of Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce spoke at last week's Community and Economic Developent Committee (CED) meeting to support the OMSS project. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Aboudi’s Army Base Project Means Jobs and Reduced Pollution

The City Council this week approved a 55-year lease for a 17-acre, $25 million development to create a new up-to-date home for Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) as part of the Army Base [...]
Photo taken by Ashley Chambers.

Independent Port Truckers Protest at City Hall

Independent truckers lined up outside Oakland City Hall Wednesday honking their horns and demanding an extension on the January 2014 deadline for new emissions compliances required by the Port of Oakland.
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

Inspections of Hazardous Cargos in West Oakland Would Violate Law, Says City

City officials are saying that current zoning regulations prohibit the inspection of hazardous materials at the old Horizon Beverage building in West Oakland, which is encouraging news to local residents who do not want to [...]
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Tire Recycling at Army Base Would Mean Jobs for Oakland, Says Bishop Williams

Bishop Henry C. Williams spoke with Oakland Assistant City Administrator Fred Blackwell last week to promote to propose a plan for building the a tire recycling center at the former Oakland Army Base that would [...]
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U.S. Customs to Inspect Big Rigs with Potentially Hazardous Cargo in West Oakland

One of the small companies that has been adversely impacted by the city’s Oakland Amy Base development project is Pacific Coast Containers (PCC Logistics), which has been handing inspections of potentially hazardous cargo coming through [...]
Bill Aboudi (left) spoke recently to sheriff deputies as they prepared to evict OMSS from the City of Oakland's Army Base property.

OMSS Evicted at Army Base, Site Handed to Another Truck Parking Company Mayor Quan Allows Apparent Favoritism

The city’s hard line decision to evict Bill’s Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) to start it’s Army Base development project – evicting small businesses and putting big rig trucks out into the community – [...]
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City Provides Some Parking to Keep Trucks Out of Neighborhoods Mayor Silent as OMSS Struggles to Move Before Property Is Sold by City at Auction

The Oakland Army Base Development project has taken a significant turn this week as city staff confirmed on Tuesday a temporary and partial solution to address the need for additional truck parking.
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

City Puts Big Rigs Back on Streets

As big rig trucks begin to park more and more on city streets, the need remains high for the parking spaces formerly provided by Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and its owner Bill Aboudi, who [...]