The Port of Oakland announced on Tuesday that it has set its plan for reallocating containerized cargo to other terminals after the Outer Harbor Terminal closes on March 31.
On February 1 Outer Harbor Terminal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The filing came two weeks after Ports America announced it would be withdrawing from the terminal.
The Port’s continuity plan will involve relocating ships to berths at adjacent terminals, adding labour where needed and opening gates at nights and weekends to accommodate the extra cargo.
It will ask the governing board to approve a $1.5m transition assistance programme.