The Port of Oakland on Thursday announced the reopening of its outer harbour marine terminal to vessel services following renovation work to improve its cargo handling ability.
Modernization work at the Ben E. Nutter marine terminal had lasted just two months with the terminal closed to vessels for the past month. Last week it began receiving export cargo and empty containers again.
Comprising 20 berths, it is one of five container terminals at the northern California seaport, which is the fifth busiest container port in the US and the third busiest on the west coast. The port also includes two intermodal rail facilities.
The improvements included rebuilding the entrance gates for harbour truckers, adding more than 100 new pieces of cargo-handling equipment, and a new terminal operating system.
The outer harbor terminal is managed by Everport Terminal Services and serves all ships of the Taiwanese Evergreen Line calling at Oakland.