PRPA unveils $85 million development for marine terminal

PRPA unveils $85 million development for marine terminal

The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) visited Trailer Bridge’s Army Terminal to announce a $85.3 million investment in the redevelopment of the terminal’s finger pier.

The investment is reportedly critical to enhancing terminal efficiency and enabling the company’s ongoing weekly Jones Act operation to the island. The funds are being allocated from the CDBG-MIT infrastructure programme.

At the announcement, Puerto Rico Ports Authority Executive Director, Joel Pizá Batiz, said this project “contributes to the construction of a more resilient maritime transport infrastructure system.” The Army Terminal where Trailer Bridge operates is owned by PRPA.

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Trailer Bridge CEO, Mitch Luciano, said: “The foundation of our business began by serving the people of Puerto Rico and this historic investment is one worth celebrating.

“As a critical piece of the supply chain serving the island, funding projects like this are essential to our ability to develop and maintain continuity of service. We appreciate the commitment of our elected officials to prioritise this project and ultimately a brighter future for Puerto Rico.”

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The firm recently made considerable improvements in terminal infrastructure to give its clients a more efficient and smooth shipping experience.

The terminal was upgraded with new lighting, pavement, a repaired ramp, and new offices for staff and passengers.

Trailer Bridge also adopted a new terminal operating system to improve equipment and cargo visibility, and it collaborated with a new security business to provide a safer work environment.

In February, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) combined two existing container services, resulting in additional direct port calls between the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and the West Coast of South America.

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