Last month, the Port of Everett Commission was awarded nearly $25 million in construction contracts, kicking off the second phase of the Port’s South Terminal Modernization project – the largest capital project in Port history, and the largest marine construction project on the West Coast today. Construction begins in April 2018 and is expected to last through December 2019.
The South Terminal Facility is a key piece of the Port’s overall Seaport Modernization efforts. The Port of Everett Commission President stated, “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.”
Mayor of Everett Cassie Franklin noted that “the Port is a major economic driver for Everett and the entire west coast and a vital partner in supporting and growing our aerospace and advanced manufacturing network.”
An economic pillar of the region, major improvements at the Port of Everett will help connect more local goods and services to global markets, generating long-term economic growth for the Greater Seattle region.