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The US Department of Agriculture is funding Oakland's Pop-Up Site to address shipping delays



The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Sunday that it will contribute to the construction of a new container yard at the Port of Oakland in California, in an effort to alleviate persistent late deliveries.


“With the delays and disruptions that are occurring, market share is at risk,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Reuters.


The port will build a new 25-acre "pop-up site" to help relieve the supply chain issue by providing more space to prepare empty containers.


In a report to Reuters, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated that "inland pop-up ports" increased the flow of commodities at the Port of Savannah in Georgia, which is one of the nation's busiest ports.


In November, the White House stated that funding will be provided to fund five pop-up container yards in Georgia and North Carolina.


31 Jan 2022

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