Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Upgrade

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of San Diego recently kicked off a $24 million project to upgrade its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.

The modernization project, which will take approximatively 13 months to complete, will involve the removal of two old warehouses to make way for laydown area for larger project cargo as well as upgrading utilities, and improving lighting and pavement. Building new modular office space, utility enclosures and restrooms and improving on-dock rail capabilities are also part of the plan.

“The timing is right for this project as the Port of San Diego is poised for additional growth in the Blue Economy,” said Port Commission Chairman Rafael Castellanos. “We are the fourth largest port in the state and this project will allow the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal to handle up to 4.6 million metric tons of cargo annually and create many great jobs, while protecting the environment by incorporating smart technology to reduce pollution.”

This is part of a larger effort to enhance the port’s specialty cargo advantage. The plan also includes “three distinct cargo nodes within the existing footprint of the terminal and is focused on project and break-bulk cargo, refrigerated containers and dry bulk cargo,” according to the port.