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October 18, 2016
Source: East Bay Times

One of the Port of Oakland’s largest terminal operators is gearing up to double its terminal size, which port officials say can increase efficiency and volume at the port, as well as bring in more jobs.

TraPac, LLC, said it plans to lease an additional 57 acres and two vessel berths on the port’s Outer Harbor, strengthening its position as the port’s second-largest operator.

The port’s marine terminals load and unload container ships, release containerized imports to cargo owners and accept exports for overseas shipment.

TraPac handles 20 percent of the containerized cargo moving through the Port of Oakland and manages two vessel berths and 66 acres of land. The new deal would give it four berths and 123 acres, much of which would be used for cargo handling.

With more land, the terminal can implement new procedures to improve efficiency and move containers faster as volume grows at the Port of Oakland, port representatives said. According to port communications director Mike Zampa, increased volume at the port brings more jobs.

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