Bellingham Shipping Terminal again moves marine cargo, thanks to ABC Recycling, which has begun a regular service of exporting recycled metal from the terminal, the Port of Bellingham announced April 27.
The new service is the start of the port’s efforts to “reactivate one of Whatcom County’s biggest potential job-creating assets,” following years of cleaning up historic contamination in the Whatcom Waterway after Georgia-Pacific closed its heavy industrial Pulp Mill in 2001 and efforts to make terminal upgrades, port Executive Director Rob Fix said.
This summer, the port is expected to begin a terminal electrification project, which would allow shippers the ability to link to electric power, he added.
“The port has the capacity to create more family-wage jobs at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal and we continue to meet with prospective customers interested in a congestion free alternative to the docks and terminals north and south,” Fix said. “Washington is part of a great international trade route linking our state to the world’s economy with imports and exports supporting thousands of Washington businesses. It’s about time Whatcom County benefited from this tremendous economic opportunity.”