Port of Oakland could return to roots with bulk shipping plan

AJOT | May 13, 2019

Port of Oakland could return to roots with bulk shipping plan
Bulk shipping operations could soon return to the Port of Oakland for the first time in 20 years. The Port said today it’s negotiating with a Canadian building materials shipper to transport sand and gravel here.The Port’s governing Board yesterday authorized talks with Vancouver-based Eagle Rock Aggregates. The firm seeks a vessel berth along with 20 acres of adjacent land at the Port’s Outer Harbor Terminal.Eagle Rock would use the property as a base for distributing sand and gravel for Bay Area construction sites. The firm said it wants a 15-year lease for one berth on Outer Harbor. Eagle Rock would ship sand and gravel from British Columbia to produce concrete for Bay Area builders.Oakland is one of the busiest container seaports in the U.S. It handled the equivalent of 2.5 million 20-foot containers last year. But the Port said a deal for bulk shipping wouldn’t hamper container operations. It explained that it doesn’t envision using the property for container handling until 2035.

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