According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, the Ports of Long Beach, Oakland, and Portland recently received funding for substantial upgrades through the Port Infrastructure Development Program, a discretionary grant program administered by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration.
The Port of Oakland received $36.6 million for several container-storage-related projects: an off-dock container support facility, refrigerated container storage and plugs, and grounded and wheeled container storage, among other projects.
The Port of Long Beach received $30 million to buy 60 electric yard tractors, construct electric equipment charging infrastructure, and install software equipment to improve cargo-handling operations within the Middle Harbor Terminal.
The Port of Portland received $24.4 million to reinforce foundation work for 9 acres of flexible cargo storage and 30 acres of container yard, among other improvements.
The Port Infrastructure Development Program is funded by DOT appropriations from the $65 billion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and other sources.