Key California port reopens as protesters moved to new site

The Port of Oakland, the third-busiest port in California, resumes normal operations after a number of truckers paralyzed container logistics in protest against a state law imposing limits on labor at the hard-pressed western US ports.

Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

California’s Port of Oakland has fully resumed operations after truckers protesting a gig-work law blocked access for five days and disrupted the flow of goods at the key shipping hub.

Terminals restarted operations over the weekend and cargo is now moving normally, the port said in a statement Monday. Still, it will likely take weeks to reduce the backlog created by the protests, said Robert Bernardo, a spokesman for California’s third-busiest port.

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