Kern County has approved the establishment of California's first inland port in the middle of the Mojave Desert, a 410-acre container hub that will receive cargo by rail from congested ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Houston-based Pioneer Partners will develop the Mojave Inland Port on a tract at the southeast corner of Highways 14 and 58, a few miles north of the Mojave Air and Space Port and the desert town of Mojave, according to a report in the Antelope Valley Press.

The new logistics hub will have the capacity to handle 1 million containers that will be shipped by rail—on two-mile-long Union Pacific freight trains—90 miles along the Alameda Corridor track to Mojave from San Pedro Bay at the port in Long Beach.

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