Major warehouse tenant arrives at the Port of Oakland

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Centrepoint has leased its newly built warehouse at the Port of Oakland’s Seaport Logistics Complex to PCC Logistics.

Construction of the 460,000 square-foot facility was finished last year. PCC Logistics signed the lease in January.

“This effectively marks the launch of the Port’s Seaport Logistics Complex, a long-awaited re-use of land that was once occupied by the US Army,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan.

“The warehouse construction supported local jobs and now with a tenant moving in, that means more jobs being generated here in Oakland.”

The news also marks the completion of phase one of the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base.

According to the port, the 27-acre location is an exceptional site for shippers as it provides access to its marine terminals, rail facilities, and highways.

Bryan Brandes, Port of Oakland Maritime Director, added: “The new warehouse operation, being so close to marine and rail terminals, will be efficient for moving cargo through Oakland.

“This is a vision the Port has had for more than a decade and now it’s coming to fruition at just the right time.”

The new facility will help ease the flow of goods at Oakland’s seaport after a huge surge in import cargo driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oakland’s import business continued to grow in February, increasing 6.3 per cent year-on-year. However, exports declined 10.3 per cent over the same period.

In other recent news, the Port of Oakland has said it is time to “invest in a renewed, smart, and zero-emissions port.”

Wan delved into some of the investments the port is looking into in his annual State of the Port address.

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