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Port of Oakland Marine Terminal Re-opens After Upgrade

[ January 11, 2016   //   ]

A Port of Oakland marine terminal has re-opened following two months of modernization to improve cargo handling. The upgrade climaxed on January 7 when Ben E. Nutter Terminal received its first container ship since early December. That ship is the 1,100-foot container vessel Ever Liberal.

The Nutter terminal in Oakland’s Outer Harbor is managed by Everport Terminal Services. It began renovations in November and closed last month to complete improvements that include:
•    Rebuilt entrance gates for harbor truckers;
•    More than 100 new pieces of cargo-handling equipment; and
•    A new terminal operating system.
The Nutter terminal serves all Evergreen Line ships calling Oakland. It’s named after former Port of Oakland Executive Director Ben E. Nutter, considered a pioneer in containerized trade.