Port of Oakland Keeping Extended Night Hours

Following their successful three-month pilot program, the Port of Oakland will continue to operate with extended night hours. After the unexpected closure of the Outer Harbor Terminal operated by Ports America, the port required a solution to manage cargo movement with one less terminal available. Operating hours were extended to increase efficiency for trucks, reducing congestion and long queuing lines. This initiative has been supported by contributions of $1.5 million each from the Port of Oakland and SSA Marine. As of July, the port will implement a flat fee of $30 to trucking companies for each incoming and outgoing container from the terminal to continue offering this option. In addition to the extended hours, the port has also created a free smartphone app, DrayQ, which tells truck drivers how long it will take to enter a terminal gate while also calculating how long drivers must wait to complete transactions.

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