HANJIN BEGINS RECEIVING VESSELS AT NEW OAKLAND TERMINAL
Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping Co. will receive its first vessel 'the Hanjin Beijing,' today at its new container terminal in the Port of Oakland.
Construction of the 120-acre terminal began at the northern California port last year. Vessels will be worked by four super-Panamax class gantry cranes. The terminal offers 332 refrigerated container plugs, and 1,231 parking slots in addition to container stacking opportunities and access to “near-dock” intermodal connections within a mile of the terminal. The port estimates that new Hanjin terminal, which will be operated by Marine Terminals Corp., will handle more than 200,000 container lifts a year.
United Alliance partners, which includes Hanjin, Senator Lines, and Sinotrans, will shift operations from the Ben E. Nutter Terminal to the new Hanjin terminal.
The Hanjin Terminal is the first of two new container terminals to be completed as part of Oakland’s Vision 2000 plan to expand capacity, improve intermodal rail connections and deepen its channels to 50-feet deep.
The Port of Oakland has already begun construction on the second container terminal for Stevedoring Services of America Terminals, which will include 150 acres and six gantry cranes. The terminal is scheduled for completion in March or April 2002, port officials said.