A barge with a pair of 100-foot-high cargo cranes will dock at the Port of Everett next week, after conducting a 1,400-mile ocean journey from Los Angeles. By the end of the year, they cranes will become part of the Port’s working waterfront.
The cranes are planned to become the Port of Everett’s second pair of workhorses at the South Terminal dock. According to sources, the cranes will be offloaded next week.
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Upon arrival, the cranes will go into storage for a few months, as they will wait for the completion of a $37 million project to upgrade the South Terminal dock, this December.
The project aims to strengthen the dock, in order to make it capable of accommodating larger ships and heavier cargo. Phase 1 of the project was completed in 2015, and enhanced 140 feet of the dock.
Current phase aspires to further reinforces the rest 560 feet and upgrade the dock’s electrical system, in order for vessels to shut off their engines and plug into shore power while they are in port.
Along with other improvements, the project forms part of a $57 million upgrade to Everett’s waterfront.