The Port of Oakland in California – a US state that exported USD 21.7bn of agricultural goods in 2019 – is opening an off-terminal container yard for agricultural exporters struggling with capacity shortages and high freight costs.
While the move ensures "agricultural exports that go out in containers are not disadvantaged," authorities need to make sure "that everything from the ocean-carrier service that brings those American exports around the world to the physical facility, port open and other courts are in place" in the long term, John Porcari told reporters in Washington Wednesday.
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