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Port of Oakland puts plan in place to deal with Outer Harbor Terminal closure

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.

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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