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Aerial View of Containers

What They're Saying 

Notable Quotes About Mojave Inland Port

  • Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach: “Being surrounded by the dense urban areas of Long Beach and South Los Angeles, there is limited real estate available," he stated. "The Mojave Inland Port is the type of innovative solution that will alleviate congestion and allow dockworkers to do their jobs more efficiently, getting goods to businesses and consumers faster." SeaNews, August 31, 2022

  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy: “As California and the United States continue to recover from the current supply chain crisis, it is critical that businesses are able to send and receive goods and products through West Coast ports in a timely and efficient manner. Mojave Commercial Space Successes and with this proposed inland port that the county is considering, it is well positioned to be a leader in the freight movement to help support our local communities and the wider economy…” Kern Valley Sun, August 31, 2022

  • Trelynd Bradley, Deputy Director of Sustainable Freight and Supply Chain Development at the California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development: “Inland ports are a critical component to the future balance of our supply chain. They can provide flexibility and efficiency, all while relieving traffic congestion at critical choke points…” Aerotech News, August 24, 2022

  • Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles: “We’ve now got more than 33,700 cargo containers designated for rail sitting on Port of Los Angeles docks. In more normal times, that number should be about 9,000…” Freight Waves, August 23, 2022

  • Morgan Hill, COO of Pioneer Partners: “We are going to offer them the land that they do not have, so instead of storing those containers on the land they will transport them to Mojave and we will take care of it.” Kern Sol News, August 22, 2022

  • Developer Greenbriar Capital said in a press release that the Mojave Inland Port project will be California’s first inland dry-land port and the largest in the U.S., and could support as many as 3,000 new jobs while generating an annual economic impact exceeding $500 million., August 15, 2022

  • Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner: “I see this as a win-win across the board, from businesses to consumers and anyone else who relies on the timely delivery of even the most ordinary household goods, that we all generally take for granted, except when we’re not able to get them…” Antelope Valley Press, August 14, 2022

  • Lorelei Oviatt, Kern County Director of Planning: “The Mojave Inland Port is a fully permitted industrial site that will provide a solution for California goods movement at the ports…” The News Review, August 12, 2022

  • Stuart Witt, Senior Advisor, Mojave Inland Port: “The work's just starting, but the demand signal is not going away. Right now 20 million containers come through LA and Long Beach ports a year and it can’t handle that volume and it's growing to 34 million by the end of this decade.” ABC23, August 10, 2022

  • Tim Reid, CEO and General Manager, Mojave Air and Space Port: "The Mojave Air and Space Port/Rutan Field is excited to see a new, innovative approach to addressing the issues surrounding supply chain logistics. With the proximity to the Air & Space Port, and Union Pacific’s rails, we hope to build a solid relationship with the Inland Port and to explore more options for intermodal transportation. With the addition of new jobs, significant air quality improvement, and reduced road congestion, this is a total win for our community." Desert News, August 10, 2022

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