Friday, July 6, 2018

New Wharfinger at Oakland

By Karen Robes Meeks

Eric Napralla has recently been named Chief Wharfinger of the Port of Oakland, taking over for Chris Peterson who retired after 25 years at the port.

Napralla, who has been with Oakland for six years, will be tasked with overseeing seaport operations ranging from tenant relationships to facilities leasing. He will be leading a group of four Wharfingers and a Senior Maritime Project Manager who work with 60 port tenants, according to the port.

“Eric brings a wealth of experience to the job,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “He has successfully managed important programs and projects within the Maritime Operations group and we’re pleased that he’s taking on this new assignment.”

Napralla previously served as a senior project administrator in the port’s Operations Department. He also worked for the Port of Redwood City and served four years in the US Coast Guard.