Friday, March 9, 2018

Oversize Boeing Cargo Arrives in Everett

By Karen Robes Meeks

The first oversized containers carrying parts for the new Boeing Co.’s 777X arrived at the Port of Everett on Tuesday night. The parts were offloaded at Pier 1 using a mobile harbor crane capable of handling heavier, larger aerospace containers coming to the port.

This speaks to recent investments made by the port, which last month awarded nearly $25 million in construction contracts for Phase 2 of its South Terminal Modernization project, the port’s largest capital project to date.

“I find it fitting that as we celebrate the Port of Everett’s centennial year in 2018, we continue to be forward thinking, preparing the port’s infrastructure to carry us into our next 100 years,” said Glen Bachman, president of the port commission. “Completing critical infrastructure upgrades like this will better position the Port and its facilities to handle the larger vessels now calling Everett and accommodate the next generation of over-dimensional cargo on the horizon, including aerospace parts for the new 777X, which began arriving in the port this week.”