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California Port Closes Gates for Third Day Amid Protests

  • Oakland ICT closes operation Wednesday, others shut for trucks
  • Trucker backlash centers on state gig-work law to take effect
Truckers protest at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, on July 18.

Truckers protest at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, on July 18.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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California’s third-busiest port shut down some of its gates and marine terminals for a third day Wednesday as truckers protesting a gig-work law that could take 70,000 drivers off the road blocked access to the operation.

Management at the Oakland International Container Terminal decided to close operations due to the independent trucker protest, and the port’s three other marine terminals are effectively shut down for trucks, port spokesman Robert Bernardo said. Some vessel-labor operations were under way.