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Port of Oakland Plans More Space to Ease Farm-Export Space Crunch

  • West Coast port snarls have hurt agricultural exports
  • Off-terminal yard to help facilitate faster truck turns
The Port of Oakland in Oakland, California. 

The Port of Oakland in Oakland, California. 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

California’s Port of Oakland will open a new container yard for agricultural exporters struggling with capacity shortages and high freight costs. 

The 25-acre off-terminal yard at Oakland, the preferred export gateway for California’s agricultural exporters and for refrigerated proteins, “will provide access to equipment and provide faster truck turns without having to wait for in-terminal space,” the port said in an emailed statement Monday.