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Port of Oakland marine terminal re-opens after upgrade

Press Releases, Seaport
January 7th, 2016

Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2016

Port of Oakland marine terminal re-opens after upgrade

New gates, equipment, operating system to improve container cargo handling

Oakland, CA - January 7, 2016: A Port of Oakland marine terminal has re-opened following two months of modernization to improve cargo handling. The upgrade climaxes tomorrow when Ben E. Nutter Terminal receives its first container ship since early December.

"Across the Port we're taking steps to improve performance and efficiency," said Maritime Director John Driscoll. "We're pleased that the management of Ben E. Nutter Terminal shares our desire to upgrade operations in Oakland."

The Nutter terminal in Oakland's Outer Harbor is managed by Everport Terminal Services. It began renovations in November and closed last month to complete improvements that include:

  • Rebuilt entrance gates for harbor truckers;
  • More than 100 new pieces of cargo-handling equipment; and
  • A new terminal operating system.

The terminal re-opened last week to begin receiving export cargo and empty containers. It resumes vessel operations Friday with arrival of the 1,100-foot container vessel Ever Liberal.

The Nutter terminal serves all Evergreen Line ships calling Oakland. It's named after former Port of Oakland Executive Director Ben E. Nutter, considered a pioneer in containerized trade.

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Contact:

Robert Bernardo,
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401

Marilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193