Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SEA LINC Project Nets Official U.S. DOT Designation

The U.S. Department of Transportation has given an official designation to the Port of Hueneme’s Spurring Economic Advantages with Logistical Investments for New Connectivity (SEA LINC) project.

It is the first time a project has received the designation on the West Coast since the American Marine Highways Program started in 2007, the port announced earlier this month.

The project looks to curb cargo traffic from highways by instead moving that cargo to barge along Marine Highway 5, which will help lower traffic and pollution and create less impact on road infrastructure.

“The successful designation of this project is another example of how we are thinking outside of the box to grow our services at the Port, while reducing the impacts on our environment,” said Oxnard Harbor District Board President Jess J. Ramirez. “I would like to thank our federal partners at the Maritime Administration (MARAD), Congresswoman Brownley, Congressman Carbajal, and Senator Feinstein for their support on this project and continued work to improve our nation’s goods movement supply chains.”