The Port of Oakland has announced a program to improve the flow of agricultural exports, which will include additional yard space and equipment, restored export ship calls and greater assistance to export users. Often believed to be the preferred gateway for California exports, port representatives said it will open a 25-acre, off-terminal container yard ready to move containers off chassis and store them for quicker pick-up. Like all of the West Coast ports, cargo volume at Oakland has been displacing ships and containers, adversely impacting the shipments of farm goods. Because of this, Port officials partnered with ag producers and transportation executives to solve the year-old shipping crisis.
The Port director says shipping companies need to immediately restore the export lines from Oakland to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Read more on the Port of Oakland’s plan to improve shipping backlogs here.
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