NWSA announces terminal gate revamp

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NWSA announces new terminal project

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has announced a new infrastructure project to install a new gate complex at Terminal 5.

Terminal 5 is leased by SSA Terminals (Seattle Terminals), LLC (SSAT) from the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA or Port) for cargo transshipment.

The property boundary of the terminal is approximately 192.5 acres and comprises of an intermodal train yard on the west border of the site, the central terminal yard, the 2,900 linear foot marginal wharf on the east side of the site, and the Administrative Area in the southeast corner of the site.

The estimated contract price for the new gate complex is approximately in the range of $10-14 million. This project is funded by the USDOT Maritime Administration (MARAD).

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The planned project’s goal is to replace the present gate complex at Terminal 5’s entrance with a new gate complex.

To enhance the truck queue space for arriving trucks, the present gate complex will be dismantled and the surface will be reconstructed with asphalt. Six old scales and process equipment will be decommissioned and moved to the new gate complex.

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According to NWSA, the new Terminal 5 gate complex will consist of 12 entrance lanes with 12 scale pits to accommodate eight scales (all scales are on-site and provided by owner) and spaces for four future scales installations. Vertical curb islands will be constructed to delineate truck lanes and provide barriers for gate equipment.

NWSA noted that the project also includes the installation of additional water, sanitary sewage, electrical and communication facilities to accommodate a new problem parking lavatory and phone kiosk booth (supplied and constructed by others).

In November 2023, NWSA reported that container volumes totalled 230,787 TEU, a 6.6 per cent decrease from November 2022.

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