January East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership Newsletter

We are taking action


If you are new to this partnership, or are a returning member, you won’t want to miss this very important first meeting of the year:
East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership
Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 // 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
475 14th St #100, Oakland, CA 94612
Breakfast will be served

  • Keynote: Trends in e-commerce, Supply Chain, and the Role of Public-Private Partnership // Thomas Shaddle, Field Solutions Advisor, FedEx
  • Briefing: Port of Oakland Development Projects // Jean Banker, Principal Assistant to the Executive Director, Port of Oakland
  • Reports from Talent Team and Infrastructure Team on a logistics career program and official advocacy for policies to support manufacturing and distribution
  • Breakfast and networking with leaders in transportation & logistics.
Action Team Updates

Talent Team

Our Focus: Developing a logistics career awareness program for young adults 16-24 in Oakland Unified School District. The goal is to have a program in place by June 30th.

Next Step: Make a delegation visit in February to Patterson High School’s logistics program, which partners with Amazon, to gather information.

Current Members: Dean Foods, Kohana Coffee, Matson Logistics, Port of Oakland, Surplus Service, supported by Oakland Workforce Development Board, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and Bay Area Community Colleges in Global Trade & Logistics

Join Us! The team is looking for leaders in companies that hire in logistics/warehouse positions to add your voice at this critical stage and develop a program with the skills you need, connected to the people who need jobs.


Infrastructure Team

Our Focus: Working jointly on a set of activities to officially advocate for goods movement infrastructure and investment in the East Bay.

Next Step: Creating an official task force with the staff and support of a 501-c6 advocacy organization, the East Bay Leadership Council. Over the next six months, the team will be creating the business plan for this task force, marketing, and implementing.

Current Members: CyberTran International, Dreisbach Enterprises, GSC Logistics, Neopost, and Schnitzer Steel. Supported by the Port of Oakland, US Department of Transportation, and East Bay Leadership Council.

Join us! The team is looking for leaders of transportation & logistics companies who are passionate about our regional infrastructure and competitiveness to influence this important discussion.


Upcoming Events
Starting this week: Do you have employees eligible to upgrade their skills? Most of the 28 Bay Area community colleges start classes this week. Programs in warehouse logistics, electronics, mechatronics, and more. For information, visit:
Transportation & logistics: Map of programs and colleges and contacts
Advanced manufacturing: Map of programs and colleges and contacts

Deadline of 2/10: Do you hire industrial maintenance technicians/mechanics? Please spend 10 minutes to fill out this survey on the skills you are looking for, which will inform the community colleges’ current evaluation of programs and resources.
2/10: Industrial Maintenance Technician/Mechanic Marketplace, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, Diablo Room, RSVP here.

Logistics News 

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