Oakland port terminals plan to subsidize Saturday operation of truck gates by imposing a weekday gate fee modeled on one pioneered by the decade-old PierPass program in Southern California.
The terminal operators asked the Federal Maritime Commission to approve their planned OakPass program, which they said would reduce truck delays by adding gate hours. The proposed agreement is subject to a 45-day FMC review.
The filing contained no details on the planned fees. However, a spokesman for the terminals said the tentative schedule would be $17 per 20-foot container and $34 for other sizes of containers
The fee would apply to trucks using terminal gates between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Trucks hauling empty containers, bare chassis, and transshipment cargo would be exempt.