THE GREEN HIGHWAY IS IN THE RED

May, 2014

Barge 007In the middle of last month, there was talk about exploring the option of loading refrigerated containers onto the barge serving containerized traffic between the Port of Oakland and the Port of Stockton (aka, the Marine Highway, the Green Highway, M-580).

Then a week later, the Port of Stockton revealed they are bleeding money, $6M thus far, on this “demonstration” project and are looking to transfer management and financial responsibility to Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

MSC has been a regular user of the service, but the verdict is still out on whether or not they are willing to take on the burden of operations and costs.