The Port of Oakland will be able to pay for green infrastructure development to increase cargo transport capacity and operational efficiency, thanks to a federal grant of $36.6 million.

This grant is part of the 94 million investment in California ports, awarded on part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which intends to invest $40 billion in infrastructure projects over the next five years.

In the Port of Oakland, the grant will support projects that accommodate supply chain uncertainties and surges in imports and exports and install green energy infrastructure.

“This grant is of vital importance to help us modernize and transform the Port of Oakland’s operations to zero-emissions,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan. “It is a down-payment on the next generation of goods movement technology at the Port of Oakland.”