The Port of Oakland's TraPac marine terminal recently finished a $67 million expansion that nearly doubled its size, port officials said this week.
The two-year project increased TraPac's footprint from 66 acres to 123 acres, boosted its fleet of ship-to-shore cranes from four to seven, and added a third 1,400-foot long dock for berthing container ships, port officials said.
TraPac handles about 15 percent of the containerized cargo moving through Oakland, much of it refrigerated cargo destined for Japan. TraPac said that during expansion, it increased plug-in spaces for storing refrigerated containers from 388 to 860.
Also part of the buildout, TraPac last summer opened a new gate complex for harbor truck drivers and purchased nine new pieces of cargo-handling equipment to lift containers.
The terminal's expansion is the latest in a series of investments at the Port of Oakland. Last November, Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises opened Cool Port Oakland, a $90 million refrigerated distribution center. Last June, Oakland International Container Terminal completed a $14 million project to heighten four cranes. TraPac has said it will raise two cranes, as well, officials said.