The Oakland Seaport is one of the top 10 container ports in the United States, faces diverse challenges and opportunities related to capacity constraints resulting from a variety of economic and west coast trade flows; new, impending environmental regulations; off-dock land available for logistics facilities; and a strong export cargo base.
Moffatt & Nichol provided land use planning consulting services for the Port of Oakland’s maritime facilities – the Oakland Seaport. Moffatt & Nichol performed an analysis of the Port’s three core land use types: marine terminals, rail facilities, and ancillary services. The analysis included developing a projection of how these land use types would need to change over time, under two percent, three percent, and five percent growth scenarios. Based on the analysis, Moffatt & Nichol provided the Port with land use plans for years 2020, 2025, 2030, and 2035. Land use plans reflected growing trends in trade such as California Air Resources Board (CARB) anticipated 2030 regulations, impacts from changes at other west coast ports, such as the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, changes in shipping alliances, increases in vessel sizes, and highest and best use of land Seaport assets.