This week, San Diego port officials celebrated the completion of its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal modernization project.
The roughly $24 million project involved the removal of a pair of old warehouses and paved the way for laydown space for project cargo like windmill components, as well as on-dock rail and utility upgrades, new lighting and pavement, according to the port. A stormwater treatment system was created to capture as much stormwater as possible on the marine terminal.
“The completion of the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Modernization project is foundational to providing modern, open and flexible space for cargo operations,” said Port Vice Chair Michael Zucchet, Board of Port Commissioners. “As the fourth largest port in the state, this project not only improves our cargo handling capacity and creates more jobs, it also bolsters our designation as a Strategic Port in support of our national security efforts.”
The project was the first part of a bigger Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Plan for three specific cargo hubs at the terminal, including:
● project, roll-on/roll-off, and break-bulk cargo;
● refrigerated containers and
● dry bulk cargo
“Our region is an economic powerhouse for trade and forward-thinking projects like the modernization of the Tenth Avenue Martine Terminal will keep San Diego competitive locally, nationally and globally,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “Not only will this project be a boost for our local economy, but it also helps toward our goal of creating a cleaner, greener city.”