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Port of Oakland gets funding for extended hours to cover loss of Outer Harbor Terminal

The Port of Oakland’s governing board has approved spending of $1.5m to cover the costs of extending work hours at its remaining container terminals.

Extra hours are needed to cope with the redistribution of cargo from the soon-to- be-closed Outer Harbor Terminal, which declared bankruptcy on February 1 following the exit of Ports America.

After Outer Harbor Terminal shuts down its vessel operations on March 31 the load will be redirected to the northern California port’s four other terminals.

Extended hours will make gates open at nights and weekends, allowing trucks delivering and collecting cargo to process more quickly.

This funding covers a 12-week period to ease the transition.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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