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Port of Oakland’s Busiest Terminal Makes Night Gates Permanent

Port of Oakland’s Busiest Terminal Makes Night Gates Permanent
Danny Gill

The Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) will make evening operations permanent following a successful three-month trial.

The terminal has found that night gates take pressure off busier daytime operations, easing crowding during the day and allowing cargo to move faster. The decision makes Oakland one of the few U.S. ports open late for container pick-up or delivery. About 6,000 trucks pass through OICT’s gates daily, making it one of the busiest terminals in the U.S., so any time savings is warmly welcomed.

“This is an important step,” said Maritime Director John Driscoll. “We’re making it easier for customers to do business with us by saving time and improving efficiency.”

The Port said it surveyed cargo owners and found that 74% of those queried use Oakland night gates. The reason being that there’s less terminal crowding at night. Over 65% said transaction times have improved thanks to night gates. That’s important because cargo owners have lobbied hard for faster container-handling, the Port said.

“The system is working and customers are paying less,” said Scott Taylor, CEO of GSC Logistics, one of the largest trucking companies at the Port. “Things are better and we’re saving time.”

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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