Port of Seattle takes step forward with Terminal 5 upgrade project

Port of Seattle takes step forward with Terminal 5 upgrade project

The Port of Seattle has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a planned project to modernize its Terminal 5 cargo-handling facility.

Improvements in the project, which is intended to allow Seattle to serve larger cargo ships, include deepening berths, upgrading electrical services, crane rail strengthening and refurbishing the existing wharf.

It also includes environment and safety friendly measures including shore power for vessels and traffic improvement measures at the port, which is part of the Northwest Seaport Alliance along with the Port of Tacoma.

Objectors have until the evening of November 1 to file an appeal against the adequacy of the FEIS.

The Port of Seattle Commission has not yet decided if it will approve final design and construction of the project.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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