The Port of Oakland has announced that its container volumes have increased by 1% in 2017.
The Californian port handled 1.83m teu in 2016 and 1.85m teu in 2017.
In its yearly review, the port authority outlined the investments it is making like a 283,000 sq. ft refrigerated distribution centre which will open in the summer of 2018.
Construction will also start on a 185 acre Seaport Logistics Complex, on land inherited from a decommissioned army base, in late autumn. This will include a warehouse, distribution facilities and improvements to road and utility infrastructure.
A new US$100m rail yard called the Outer Harbour Intermodal Terminals was also built in January 2017. This helps exporters of bulk products like grain get their produce to the terminal to be transferred into containers for export.
At the port’s TraPac container terminal, a new terminal entry gate has been built and is expected to open in the next few months.
At the port’s busiest container terminal, Oakland International Container Terminal, the operator is raising the height of four ship-to-shore cranes. Stevedoring Services America is raising the crane’s lifting height to 43.3 m above the dock.