Commissioners at the Port of Everett recently passed the Marine Terminals Master Plan Addendum, Appendix E, which includes the newly obtained 66-acre former Kimberly-Clark mill property, now called Norton Terminal. Norton Terminal will be key to the port’s Mills to Maritime effort to bolster and diversify cargo movement and economic activity in the area.
“This revised plan is ideally suited to leverage the Port’s investments in the South Terminal to market our facilities and our breakbulk niche to other customers and cargoes,” said Carl Wollebek, Chief of Operations for the port. “This additional upland maritime capacity is critical to our ability to go after cargoes that would add jobs and help spur economic recovery in Everett.”
After the site’s environmental remediation is completed by the former property owner, the new terminal is expected to open in 2022 and will mean over 800 direct jobs and millions in state and local taxes, according to the port.