PCC Logistics is becoming a tenant at CenterPoint Landing, a massive new warehouse at the Port of Oakland’s Seaport Logistics Complex, the port revealed in April. The new facility is expected to help ease the flow of goods at the Oakland seaport.
The logistics company, based just outside Oakland, inked a lease in January for the 27-acre site with CenterPoint Properties, which completed the more than 460,000-square-foot warehouse in 2021.
“This effectively marks the launch of the port’s Seaport Logistics Complex, a long-awaited re-use of land that was once occupied by the U.S. Army,” port Executive Director Danny Wan said. “The warehouse construction supported local jobs and now with a tenant moving in, that means more jobs being generated here in Oakland.”
PCC Logistics, which is headquartered in San Leandro, a city just south of Oakland, also has locations in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., as well as near the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex. The firm offers shippers the ability to send goods to and from the West Coast domestically and abroad.
CenterPoint Landing is the name of the new warehouse. Activating CenterPoint Landing, the port has said, signifies completion of the first phase of the redevelopment of the land, which was previously the Oakland Army Base.
The 27-acre location is, according to the port, “an exceptional site” for shippers because the facility is located within the Port of Oakland footprint providing ready access to Oakland’s marine terminals, rail facilities and highways.
“The new warehouse operation, being so close to marine and rail terminals, will be efficient for moving cargo through Oakland,” Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes said. “This is a vision the port has had for more than a decade and now it’s coming to fruition at just the right time.”
Oakland will now become one of the few ports in the U.S. where transloading can occur within the port area. Transloading is the process of transferring cargo between international and domestic modes of transportation; it commonly takes place near, but not within, West Coast ports.
The Seaport Logistics Complex is designed to eventually cover 180 acres of port land.