The original target date for completion was set for the second quarter of this year for the project, which is expected to expand the seaport complex’s ability to handle cargo.
“This facility will allow our region to remain globally competitive and grow our local economy,” the NWSA said. “Due to the complex nature of this large infrastructure construction combined with unforeseen circumstances, this project is now seeing schedule impacts.”
Port officials are expected to give a comprehensive update on the project at 11:30 a.m. on March 2 at the Managing Members meeting.
“This project remains a top priority and alongside our tenant, SSAT, we are committed to delivering the modernized Terminal 5 facility as soon as possible,” the NWSA added. “We continue to believe this project is critical to maintaining economic and industrial diversity in our region and living wage jobs that are key to building an equitable and resilient economy.”