BNSF to operate Oakland port terminal

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF), Fort Worth TX, and Port of Oakland CA have announced an agreement for BNSF to operate the port's new terminal, Oakland International Gateway. BNSF will also be able to provide service to other third parties at this facility, and will benefit the community by taking more than 20,000 truck moves a year off Interstate 80, including those handling ISO tank containers.

Scheduled to open in mid-March, this 85-acre, near-dock facility has the capacity to initially accommodate 250,000 containers per year, including the ISO tank containers, and the capability to expand to meet future growth. Oakland International Gateway also features 13,300 feet of loading and unloading track that can accommodate 410, 40-foot containers at a time. The facility also contains an additional 10,100 feet of storage and support tracks and parking for 1,245 containers. Total construction cost for the facility is $38 million.

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