US Port Everett Kicks Off Modernization Project to Handle Larger Ships

first_imgIn an effort to be able to handle next-generation ships and heavier cargoes, the US Port of Everett has embarked on the largest capital project in its history by dollar value.On August 15, the port hosted a groundbreaking to commemorate the start of construction on the South Terminal Modernization Project which is said to be the largest maritime construction project on the West Coast today.As explained, the USD 36 million project will ensure the port’s facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new 777X.“Completing critical infrastructure upgrades like this will better position the port and its facilities to handle the larger vessels and heavier cargoes now calling Everett, including aerospace parts for the new 777X and other opportunities on the horizon,” Glen Bachman, Port of Everett Commission President, commented.“I find it fitting that as we celebrate the Port of Everett’s centennial year in 2018, we continue to be forward thinking, preparing the Port’s infrastructure to carry us into our next 100 years.” – Port Commission President Glen Bachman— Port of Everett (@PortofEverett) August 15, 2018“Since 2015, the port has invested millions of dollars to adapt its facilities to support the next generation of shipping, and this major infrastructure investment is a continuation of that effort,” Lisa Lefeber, Port of Everett Acting CEO, said.The South Terminal facility is a key piece of the port’s overall seaport modernization efforts as it is the largest of the port’s docks by land footprint. However, the dock was originally built in the 1970s to support log operations, and in its current state, can only accommodate 500 pounds per square foot (psf). Modern cargo operations require a minimum of 1,000 psf.The South Terminal Modernization Project (Phase II) strengthens the remaining 560-feet of the 700-foot South Terminal dock structure (140-feet was strengthened as part of Phase I in 2015) and makes electrical upgrades at the wharf. Upon completion, the dock will be strong enough to accommodate two, 100-foot gauge rail-mounted container cranes and provide vaults for ships to plug into shorepower while at the dock.In 2017, the port completed two rail upgrade projects totaling more than USD 8 million. With the help of the port’s 2-percent for public access policy, the project is also generating USD 586,000 to the city of Everett to improve public access along the waterfront that doesn’t conflict with a vibrant working waterfront.The seaport modernization also received nearly USD 22 million in federal loans from the TIGER grant program and FAST Lane grant program as well as the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program.The Port of Everett, located 25 miles north of Seattle, is a strategic self-operating seaport that supports nearly USD 30 billion worth of US exports annually, the second largest export customs district in Washington state.last_img read more

Results from County championships

first_imgLooking at local results now and in the County Senior Hurling Championship yesterday evening Portroe overcame Lorrha-Dorrha in Cloughjordan…the final score there was 1-15 to 16 points. In Roinn 1 Group 2, Carrick Swans beat Moneygall 16 points to 10. In football, Loughmore Castleiney had one point to spare over Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun…it finished 7 points to 6 while in group 4 of the County Senior football championship…Drom & Inch were comfortable winners over Ardfinnan…the final score there was 1-12 to 8 points.last_img

Lakers’ Julius Randle to watch opponents up close on next week’s trip

first_imgThe Lakers’ forward has become more concerned surrounding the minimal progress on his swollen left knee. Yet, he hardly knows what to expect when he receives a CT scan on Monday. Neither do the Lakers. “He’s progressing, but he’s just (healing) so slow and they don’t understand why,” Scott said, referring to the Lakers’ training staff. “He still has swelling and still has pain in there.” Young missed Sunday’s game against Atlanta at Staples Center, marking the 10th consecutive contest he sat out because of his latest injury. He also will not travel with the Lakers for Monday’s game in Golden State. Will Young’s latest medical exam determine if he will return at all this season?“I think so,” Scott said. “We’ll go from there and formulate a game plan if there is a chance he returns. If not, we’ll just try to get him as much rest and treatment as possible.” Young has averaged 13.4 points on a career-low 36.6-percent shooting clip, a mark that dipped in January (32.2 percent) and February (32.4 percent). Lineup switchScott plans to start Lakers guard Jeremy Lin over rookie Jordan Clarkson for the last 10 games of the season for evaluation purposes. Scott also plans to start Ryan Kelly at power forward at some point after spending most of the season playing at small forward. “I don’t think it’s a wasted year,” Scott said. “It’s a wasted year as far as him not being able to play on a consistent basis. But he still can learn by watching and observing what players are doing, especially guys he will be guarding in the near future. It will be good to watch them play and learn as much as he can from them.” The Lakers cleared Randle last week to rehab his leg in weight-bearing exercises. He also has completed light shooting sessions. Scott said Randle also will travel with the Lakers next week, including stops in Oklahoma City (March 24), Minnesota (March 25), Toronto (March 27), Brooklyn (March 29) and Philadelphia (March 30). “You could see he was a pretty sharp kid, had a good basketball IQ, picked things up quickly and asked very good questions,” Scott said of Randle during training camp. “I don’t think the learning curve will take a long time. It’s just a matter of getting back into the swing of things.” Young updateThe stoic expression on Nick Young’s face told the whole story. In an alternate universe, Julius Randle could have prepared this week to help the University of Kentucky maintain its undefeated streak entering the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. But Randle left following his freshman year for understandable reasons after posting a nation-leading 40 double-doubles. But five months after the Lakers selected him with the seventh overall draft pick, Randle suffered a season-ending right leg injury in the 2014-15 season opener.“This year would have been great for him to get as much playing time as possible,” Scott said of Randle. “It’s kind of a wasted year for him.”Scott clarified moments later. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more