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Port of Oakland – Interactive Map of Seaport Investments

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Redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base


Completed: July 2016
Port of Oakland investment: $100 million (additional funding by California state Trade Corridor Improvement Funds and federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants)
Developers: & Witbeck, Inc. and Balfour Beatty/ Gallagher & Burk JV
About the railyard: Tracks consist of five manifest yard tracks and eight support yard tracks. Manifest yards are used for receiving rail cars that come from Class I railroads. Support yards are used for short-term storage. There are approximately 39,000 linear feet of track.
Goal: to attract more discretionary cargo through Oakland. Discretionary cargo is cargo which is not local to the region and can be shipped through any number of seaports in the United States, Canada or Mexico.


Agreement approved by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners: November 2017
Development partner: CenterPoint Properties
CenterPoint Properties investment: $52 million
About the warehouse: 440,000-square-foot facility that will be the largest distribution facility at any U.S. West Coast Port.
Goal: strengthen Oakland’s role as a global trade gateway and create hundreds of construction and permanent jobs to the region

Long-range planning for future developments at the Seaport Logistics Complex development is still underway.

Outer Harbor Intermodal Terminal

Summary: The Outer Harbor Intermodal Terminal (OHIT) is a new railyard that expands rail cargo capabilities at the Port of Oakland. Part of the development of the Seaport Logistics Complex.

Investment: Worth $100 million.

Details: Includes five manifest yard tracks for receiving rail cars and eight support yard tracks for short-term rail car storage. Total of 39,000 linear feet of track in OHIT.

Benefits: OHIT helps shippers move bulk products such as grain. Trains carrying bulk products can unload rail cars at OHIT and transfer cargo to containers for export by ship.

Status: Currently in operation. Construction was completed in January 2017.

Investments at TraPac Terminal

Summary: Improvements at the TraPac terminal will increase cargo capacity and velocity.

Details: The new terminal entry gate on Maritime Street has been built and could open as early as the first quarter of 2018.

Cool Port

Two international logistics specialists signaled their intention in 2017 to redirect part of the global food chain through Oakland. In 2018, their vision becomes reality. Dreisbach Enterprises of Oakland and Carson, Ca-based Lineage Logistics will open a $91 million refrigerated clearinghouse for U.S. meat products. Called Cool Port Oakland, the 280,000-square-foot depot could send 750,000 tons of beef and pork through the Port of Oakland annually. It could also make Oakland a focal point in efforts to meet Asian demand for U.S. agricultural products.

“This is a game changer for global trade and the local economy,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “We’ll connect U.S. producers to Asian consumers and in the process create hundreds of jobs in our own backyard.”

Dreisbach and Lineage have signed a 30-year lease to build and operate Cool Port on 25 acres at the Port’s waterfront. They hope to make it the gateway to Asia for meat packers from as far away as the U.S. Midwest. Both companies specialize in warehousing and temperature-controlled logistics. Lineage operates more than 50 facilities across the U.S. Dreisbach is concentrated in the western U.S. with a 63-year history in Oakland.

Cool Port Oakland broke ground in the summer of 2017. It will include refrigerated warehousing and distribution facilities and be fed by 11,200 feet of rail track. The temperature-controlled depot will be able to accommodate up to 36 rail cars at one time. Here’s how it will work:

  • Packers will ship refrigerated cargo to Oakland in bulk, by either rail or truck.
  • At Cool Port, the shipments will be transferred – or transloaded – into 40-foot-long ocean containers.
  • The containers will then be whisked across the street to ships waiting at Port of Oakland marine terminals.

Oakland is already a hub for ocean transport of chilled and frozen meat products. Port officials expect Cool Port to significantly increase the volume of those commodities, as well as other perishable foods.

Cool Port officials said they expect to export the equivalent of 27,000 20-foot-shipping containers of meat to Asia annually. The project is expected to create 195 permanent jobs and 266 construction jobs, developers said.

Cool Port is expected to open in the third quarter of 2018.

Turning Basins Widening Navigation Study

The proposed Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening Project involves widening both the Inner and Outer Harbor turning basins at the Oakland Seaport. The Inner Harbor Turning Basin (IHTB) would be widened an additional 334 feet, from its current diameter of 1,500 feet to 1,834 feet. The Outer Harbor Turning Basin (OHTB) would be widened an additional 315 feet, from its current diameter of 1,650 feet to 1,965 feet.

Crane Raising at OICT

Summary: Four cranes at Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT), the busiest terminal at the Port of Oakland, are being raised by 27 feet and will have a lifting height of up to 142 feet (43.3 meters) above the dock.

Benefits: Raised cranes will be able to load and unload the next generation of larger container ships visiting Oakland.

Partners: Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) operates OICT and manages the crane raise project together with the Port of Oakland.

Status: Two cranes have already been raised as of January 2018. Completion of the project is expected in mid-2018 with the raising of two additional cranes.

7th Street Grade Separation Project

Summary: 7th Street, a major roadway within the Port, will be expanded. A new overpass will carry 7th Street above the Union Pacific and BNSF railroad tracks. This project is closely tied to the installation of intelligent transportation systems on Port roads and improvements to Middle Harbor Road.

Benefits: An expanded 7th Street will smooth the flow of truck traffic in and out of the Port, reducing emissions. The overpass will enable Union Pacific and BNSF railroads to expand.

Partner: Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) is managing this project with financial and engineering support from the Port of Oakland.