The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) will receive $54 million in grant funding from the 2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).
The funds will go towards expanding Husky Terminal‘s South Harbor in Tacoma, Washington.
Commissioner Deanna Keller, Port of Tacoma Commission President and Co-Chair with The Northwest Seaport Alliance, said: “The Northwest Seaport Alliance is proud to receive grant funds from MARAD’s 2023 Port Infrastructure Development Program and thanks MARAD and the U.S. Department of Department of Transportation for this award.
“The award will launch a series of critical improvements at Husky Terminal in our South Harbor that will further enhance our gateway’s global competitiveness. By densifying the terminal and expanding its refrigerated cargo capacity, we will be able to improve service for importers and help agricultural exporters move more cargo to international markets.”
The expansion project is reportedly designed to advance the safety, efficiency, and reliability of cargo movement, all while supporting the gateway’s environmental goals.
Commissioner Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commission President and Co-Chair with The Northwest Seaport Alliance, stated: “We want to thank our Washington State Congressional Delegation who supported this project and recognise the important role The Northwest Seaport Alliance plays in promoting economic vitality across our state.
“In addition to creating more job opportunities in our region, the Port Infrastructure Development Program grant will provide environmental benefits and support our efforts towards zero maritime emissions. These improvements will increase the efficiency of cargo operations, reduce truck turn times, and shorten vessel stays while at berth which all reduce carbon emissions that impact near-port residents in our South Harbor.”