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Oakland creating largest logistics complex

PortOakland home 20OAKLAND, CA: November 13, 2015: The Port of Oakland is talking with real estate developer CenterPoint properties to develop the next phase of its planned 170-acre Seaport Logistics Complex.

Port officials said they're creating the largest logistics complex at any West Coast U.S. port in order to make Oakland "a magnet to attract additional containerized cargo volume". Subsequent phases will include a regional distribution center and warehouses.

This second phase will be built on 20 acres of land acquired by the port at a decommissioned army base and include the facility to transload and cross-dock TEUs from ships to trains. It will be adjacent to phase one of the Seaport Logistics Complex, a 13-track rail yard that's nearing completion.

"We're pleased to engage with one of the most respected names in industrial development," said Maritime director John Driscoll, the Port's lead negotiator. "And we're excited to realize our vision for the Seaport Logistics Complex."

The Port of Oakland oversees the city's seaport and airport and supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the U.S.

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