“This momentous occasion brings years of planning and $57 million in strategic capital investment to fruition,” Port Chief Operating Officer Carl Wollebek said. “This new terminal allows us to market our facilities to larger ships and heavier cargoes to keep our region competitive and support the port’s cargo diversification and economic recovery efforts.”
Capt. Mike Ross, vice president of Westwood’s Marine Operations and Vessel Safety, said that having the upgraded South Terminal now available will enhance the opportunities for bringing in bigger products and more business to the city and for Westwood Shipping Lines, the largest shipping line servicing the Port of Everett.
“We look forward to growing our business relationship with the Port of Everett, and being able to offer the increased crane capacity is certainly going to open up more business opportunities for both of us,” Ross said.