Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wharf Extension Complete at Port of Tacoma

A new, $32 million wharf extension has opened at the Washington United Terminals wharf on the Blair Waterway at the Port of Tacoma. As part of the project, 600 feet was added to the terminal’s existing 2,000-foot berth in order to support two 273-foot high container cranes with 24-container-wide reaches that were brought to the terminal in January 2009.

The cranes joined four others with an 18-container-wide reach already at the location.
Work on the extension began after Port of Tacoma commissioners approved a build contract with Manson Construction in December 2009.

Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe called the project a great example of how the port works with shipping lines and terminal operators to make investments that create additional capacity for future growth.

A ribbon-cutting was held Nov. 1 to mark the official opening.