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Port of Oakland receives federal grant for green development

[ November 4, 2022   //   ]

The Port of Oakland will be awarded a $36.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support green infrastructure development for added cargo transport capacity and operational efficiencies at its Outer Harbor. The grant is part of a $94 million federal investment in California ports.
The grant award is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, investing $40 billion in infrastructure projects over the next five years. The grant to the Oakland Seaport will deliver projects that address electrification, emissions reductions and port congestion. It allows the Port of Oakland to make investments to accommodate near-term supply chain uncertainties, surges in imports, exports, and refrigerated cargo and install green energy infrastructure.
The transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy is at the heart of the Port of Oakland’s efforts to improve seaport capacity with zero-emissions operations. A cornerstone of the plan is to use clean electricity to power battery electric mobile equipment and provide green power to refrigerated containers.
Projects will include: new, electric-powered, refrigerated container storage racks; new high-mast LED lighting; densified container storage and staging capability for great efficiency; battery storage and other power substation improvements; and electric charging infrastructure for zero emissions vehicles and cargo handling equipment.