USDA Grain Transportation Report (12/1): Ports of Long Beach, Oakland, and Portland Receive $101 Million For Upgrades

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.