An effort to boost capacity at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 has received major financial support.
The Oregon Department of Transportation recently awarded the port $7.37 million in funding for Portland’s Marine Terminal 6 Capacity project, the port revealed May 31.
Terminal 6, the state’s only ocean container terminal and a vital connection for trade, is approaching capacity. The work involved bolstering pavement structure at Berth 607 to allow for five-high container stacks, as well as stormwater infrastructure and high-mast lighting.
“Our aggressive efforts to grow business at T6 during the last five years have paid off,” port Chief Operating Officer Dan Pippenger said. “T6 has played a key role in alleviating supply chain challenges that have plagued West Coast ports. This project will allow T6 to have more capacity and continue to support Oregon businesses and their global connections.”
The project is expected to generate at least 175 long-term jobs and support over 2,800 jobs. Also, as many as 350 new construction jobs would be created.
The port has said that it plans to contribute $3.16 million toward the project, which is expected to be complete within three years.