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The Port of Oakland could help to relieve some of the pressure on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to a new report from Marcus & Millichap. The Southern California ports are currently in the midst of a crisis-level bottleneck with some 80 ships waiting off of the coast to unload. The line has caused national attention as many people fear that goods won’t be on the shelves in time for Christmas.

The Port of Oakland had a similar issue in the summer, when there was a backlog of 28 ships waiting to unload. The port managed through the challenge, and now has capacity to help unload ships, according to the report. The Port of Oakland might also see an increase in cargo volumes due to local needs for increased inventory.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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