West Coast Port Projects Net Major MARAD Funding

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Various port infrastructure projects along the U.S. West Coast have received a significant financial boost from the Maritime Administration.

MARAD announced Oct. 28 that projects in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii were among the recipients of the administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program.

The $703 million, which comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Congressional appropriations, funds a total of 41 projects in 22 states, with major amounts including $47.3 million for the Kapalama Container Terminal Project in Honolulu and $24.3 million for the Terminal 6 Infrastructure Improvements Project in Portland, Oregon.

Grant recipients in Alaska include:

  • $68.7 million for the North Extension Stabilization Step 1 Project in Anchorage;
  • $28.2 million for the AMHS Prince William Sound Ferry Terminal Project in Cordova, Tatitlek and Chenega;
  • $10.1 million for the Port of Adak Pier Five Improvements Project in Adak, and 
  • $5.3 million for the Sand Point Floating Dock Project in Aleutian Islands.

Funded projects in Washington state include:

  • $17 million for the Terminal 5 Export, Expansion and Emissions Reduction Project in Seattle;
  • $25.5 million for the Grays Harbor Terminal 4 Expansion & Redevelopment Project in Aberdeen;
  • $8.6 million for the Intermodal Handling and Transfer Facility Improvements Project in Port Angeles;
  • $11 million for the Master Plan, Pier Design, and Boat Ramp Construction Project in La Conner, and 
  • $9.2 million for the Seaport Throughput Improvement Project in Olympia.

Grant recipients in California include:

  • $650,000 for the Fisherman’s Terminal Piling Replacement Project in Eureka;
  • $30.1 million for the Middle Harbor Terminal Zero Emission Conversion Project in Long Beach;
  • $36.5 million for the Outer Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project in Oakland;
  • $9.6 million for the Port of San Francisco Amador Street Infrastructure Improvement Project;
  • $9.6 million for the Port of Stockton Rail Rehabilitation & Upgrade Project, and  
  • $7.3 million for the Seawall Replacement Project in Crescent City.

The California Association of Port Authorities, in an Oct. 28 statement, lauded the federal investment in port infrastructure in that state.

“California’s ports play a critical role in keeping our global economy moving, supporting a vibrant workforce and advancing the state’s climate goals,” CAPA President Danny Wan said. “This investment will help to modernize our California port system and speed the transition to a clean energy economy while relieving congestion. The CAPA member ports are grateful for this critical support.”

By Karen Robes Meeks