Container shipper Matson will pull out of Terminal 5 in September
Amid the changes happening at Terminal 5 in West Seattle shipping company Matson has decided to terminate its Terminal 5 service in September to consolidate its Hawaii and Alaska operations in Tacoma. SSA Terminals is the marine terminal operator for Terminal 5 and West Sitcum Terminal.
Additionally, the Port of Seattle Commission will consider the sale of the six cranes at Terminal 5 to SSA Terminals as part of this transaction. SSA Terminals will be relocating three of the cranes to Tacoma and dismantling the remaining three.
Terminal 5 has been undergoing a $300 million makeover to get it ready for the larger ships now used in shipping.
The Managing Members will consider authorizing $325,000 to replace 10 of the 41 hydrants at Terminal 5.
The changes will all be discussed in a virtual meeting on Aug. 4, The Northwest Seaport Alliance Managing Members will consider a lease amendment for West Sitcum Terminal in Tacoma.
In accordance with Proclamation 20-28.6 of the Governor’s office, public attendance at this meeting is allowed remotely only. No in-person attendance is permitted. The public is encouraged to stay home and follow the meeting via live stream at http://portal.veconnect.us/p/nwseaportalliance or by telephone conference. Please see the agenda for instructions on how to participate in public comment and the public hearing.
Dial-in: 253-617-4257, Conference ID: 426 473 113#.
Matson currently operates its weekly Hawaii service at Terminal 5 in Seattle.
Staff will also provide a briefing on the Orca Underwater Noise Program to establish a strategy for reducing underwater noise from large commercial vessels. View the full agenda.
This is a special joint NWSA and Port of Seattle meeting and will begin at noon. See above for instructions on how to submit a public comment.
Meetings are streamed livefrom the alliance’s website.
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