Friday, September 7, 2018

Port of Oakland Wins FEMA Grant

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Oakland has been awarded a $1.35 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant Program, the port said Wednesday.

The funding, which was announced last week by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security, will go toward round-the-clock staffing of the Security Operations Center and further strengthen a security surveillance system.

This is the latest federal grant for the Port of Oakland. In the last two years, the port has received $3.17 million toward maritime security, including funding to upgrade its port truck management system to keep an even closer eye at trucks entering and departing marine terminals.