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CNET, USA Today and Others Report on Google Barge Heading to Stockton
February 28, 2014
Will the Google mystery barge make its new home at the Port of Stockton? CNET, USA Today and others have been reporting on the possible move since earlier this week. In an article on CNET "an official with the Treasure Island Development Authority confirmed that the Google barge could depart for Stockton, an inland port." Since then, the Internet has exploded with hundreds of article reporting that the move to Stockton was imminent.
If Google is coming to the Port of Stockton, they have made a good choice. Located on the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel, 75 nautical miles (120 km) due east of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Port of Stockton, California, owns and operates a diversified and major transportation center that encompasses a 2000-acre (809 hectares) operating area.The Port has berthing space for 17 vessels, 1.1 million square feet (102,000 sq. meters) of dockside transit sheds and shipside rail trackage, 7.7 million square feet (715,000 sq. meters) of warehousing for both dry bulk and general cargoes, including steel. Each warehouse is also served by rail.