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The San Francisco Port Commission has approved a 15-year terminal management agreement with Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) for the use of Pier 80, an arrangement expected to revitalize the facility and create new jobs and revenue at the port.
Pasha offers shipping services between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii, and operates auto terminals at San Diego and Grays Harbor, Washington. The new agreement will add San Francisco to its roster, and will permit on-dock car preparation and car detailing, with capacity for up to 96 ships and 150,000 vehicles per year - plus breakbulk traffic or vessel lay berthing.
The port says that other auto terminals on the West Coast are near capacity, and the 60-acre general cargo terminal is presently underutilized. It anticipates additional traffic from Asian and European markets, plus growth in short-sea shipping as a mode of transport from Mexican auto manufacturing plants to the U.S. Exports are expected as well for the Pacific Rim markets.
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