Port of Oakland appoints new Environmental Director

Port of Oakland appoints new Environmental Director

The Port of Oakland has appointed Colleen Liang as its new Director of the Environmental Programs and Planning (EP&P) division.

Liang began working at the port in 2000. She has held every environmental post at the port throughout her 23-year tenure, most recently as Acting Director of EP&P.

Liang said: “I am truly honoured to be given the opportunity to lead a great team in the Environmental Programs and Planning division and oversee the Port’s stewardship of the Oakland waterfront.”

According to the Port of Oakland, Liang will continue to supervise the port’s zero-emissions programme, environmental compliance, hazardous waste and materials management, planning and permitting programmes, and grant funding options for zero-emission and sustainability initiatives in her new position.

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Liang stated: “It is important to me to continue building on the Port’s momentum of environmental innovation and sustainability. I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting time as we plan to transform the Port of Oakland operations to zero emissions and improve our sustainability practices to be resilient for the future.” 

The port noted that Liang will help with land use and transportation planning, manage the port’s resiliency programme, and update environmental programmes such as the port’s sustainability programme.

In October, Port of Oakland leaders joined the Port Decarbonization & Green Shipping Corridor Symposium to discuss the important work being done to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) footprints globally and locally.

That same month, the Port of Oakland’s October export container throughput reached its highest level in any single month in 2023.

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