The higher costs of trucking is the reason given by The San Diego Unified Port District for unanimously approving a long-term lease for Dole Fresh Fruit Co. for less money than Dole had previously paid over the past decade.
The 20.7-acre property at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal on the northern section of the terminal, originally leased to Dole in 2002, will be available to the company until 2036 at a starting rental rate this year, plus fees of $1.8 million, down from $2 million last year. Dole said it requested the 10 percent reduction to offset higher trucking costs.
The Port District dismissed objections that the action needed more community consideration for alternate uses.
by Roger Showley, San Diego Union Tribune