Driscoll: Port of Oakland Committed to Growth Despite Trade Wars

January 21, 2019


Speaking at Oakland’s annual State of the Port address, Driscoll acknowledged that the ongoing U.S.-China trade war clouds the 2019 freight picture.

Nevertheless, he added that the port continues to aggressively implement a 5-year strategy called Growth with Care. The strategy calls for growth across the Port of Oakland’s three business lines: aviation, commercial real estate and maritime.

Driscoll added that the port made significant progress in implementing its year-old strategy during 2018. The highlights included opening of the Lineage Cool Port Oakland, a 280,000-square foot, temperature-controlled facility for shipping chilled or frozen cargo; preliminary work on a 460,000-square foot distribution center that would anchor a Seaport Logistics Complex; and completion of the project that doubled the size of Oakland’s TraPac marine terminal.

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