In Q4 of 2015, four container terminals at the Port of Oakland will use a program called OakPass to operate their terminal gates on Saturdays. With Saturday hours the Port of Oakland is hoping to reduce weekday import cargo congestion.
According to Cargo Business News, Oakland terminals have submitted a filing to the FMC describing the proposed program, and are currently working to ensure that they’ll have labor to operate the new gates. OAKMTOA has established nonprofit OakPass LLC to manage the Saturday gate program.
There will be a cost to operate the new gates. Once operational, importers will begin to see an Extended Gate Fee (EGF) on import cargo containers of $17 per-TEU, or $34 on a typical FEU. The EGF will be assessed on loaded containers entering or exiting the terminals during peak hours (Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.)
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