Oakland to Build $52 Million Distribution Hub


The Port of Oakland has announced that preliminary work will begin this October on CenterPoint Landing, a 440,000-square-foot freight distribution hub.

According to Oakland, the complex is envisioned as a cargo-handling campus that could change the trajectory of port business, as well as doubling the port’s capacity as a major freight distribution point.

The $52 million facility, which is expected to begin construction in Spring 2019, will be built by real estate company CenterPoint Properties.

Transloading has become increasingly popular with supply chain managers pursuing cost-effective transport alternatives, and CenterPoint officials have stated that no other US port has the land to duplicate Oakland’s marriage of transportation and logistics capabilities.

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It is currently scheduled to open in Summer 2020, and will be constructed at Maritime and 14th streets in the heart of the Port of Oakland.

Planners of the project are developing a logistics campus – the Seaport Logistics Complex – that will include multiple buildings for warehousing and distribution, strengthening Oakland’s role as a global trade gateway.

In 2016, the port opened a $100 million rail yard at the Seaport Logistics Complex, and CenterPoint Landing will be the first building constructed as part of the initiative.

John Driscoll, Port of Oakland Maritime Director, commented: “This is our future. The Seaport Logistics Complex will give freight shippers the opportunity to manage international supply chains right next door to the rail yards and marine terminals where their cargo is transported.”

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