Construction To Begin On New $20-Million N.Y. Container Terminal
New York State Commissioner of T r a n s p o r t a t i o n William C.
Hennessy, New York City Commissioner of Ports and Terminals Susan Heilbron, and Port Authority Executive Director Peter C. Goldmark Jr. recently signed the final agreement for the $20- million Red Hook Container Terminal in the Atlantic Basin area of Brooklyn, N.Y.
At the same time, the Port Authority announced the award of the first major contract for the new marine project—a $2.8- million construction contract to rebuild a portion of Pier 10 wharf structure, and construct a new Atlantic Basin wharf between Piers 10 and 11 at the Brooklyn- Port Authority Marine Terminal.
Work will begin immediately under the contract which was awarded to Underpinning & Foundation Constructors, Inc. of Maspeth, N.Y. It has been estimated that the development means immediate construction jobs, and eventually a $13-million payroll for 300 employees and another 900 workers indirectly connected with the operation. The Red Hook project will mean the retention of more than 5,000 waterfront jobs.
The Terminal will be built in two phases on a site which includes Piers 10 and 11 of the Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal. Additionally, a 10-acre tract of land located at the foot of Hamilton Avenue is expected to be acquired and cleared by the City of New York. The state's share of the project is $12 million, with the city providing the remaining $8 million.
Under the lease agreement, the Port Authority will provide the initial 30 acres surrounding Piers 10 and 11 and construct and operate the new Red Hook Terminal.
When completed in the late fall of 1980, the first phase of the project will combine Piers 10 and 11 into a 30-acre site to provide a 1,000-foot containership berth, as well as two breakbulk berths at Pier 11. The Red Hook Terminal is expected to be in operation by the end of 1980, and will be able to handle 20,000 containers a year.
The second phase, to be completed by the end of 1981, will increase the new terminal's capacity by 5,000 containers per year through the addition by the city of about 10 acres of land.
The terminal will then have the capacity to handle an estimated one million tons of general cargo, or approximately 25,000 containers per year.
In the third phase, f o r which no timetable has been set, the terminal may be further expanded, giving the Red Hook Container Terminal a capacity of 50,000 containers per year.
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