1920 Moving the World's Cargo
As containerized shipping took off, the gains in efficiency
were enormous. Ships that used to spend three weeks at port could now spend just 18 hours, and containers could go straight from a ship to a truck or railroad car. For the 9th Avenue Terminal, the beginning of containerization meant a slow decline in relevance.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1930 Where the World Comes to Oakland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of the Site of the Shade Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Water & Rails / Brooklyn Basin (approx. half a mile away); Church of St. James the Apostle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Harbor (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of the Alameda Belt Line (approx. ¾ mile away); Jean Sweeney - Alameda's "Little Engine That Could" (approx. ¾ mile away); Cryer & Sons (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
Also see . . . 9th Avenue Terminal (Oakland Wiki). (Submitted on December 22, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.