May 19, 201705:30 PMBlog

Pier 4 reconfiguration at Port of Tacoma nears halfway

May 19, 2017 - 05:30 PM

Progress on the reconfiguration of Pier 4 at the Port of Tacoma is coming along, according to the latest update for the Northwest Seaport Alliance.

The 1,724-foot pier is being upgraded to accommodate two 18,000-TEU container ships, which requires considerable renovation.

“Bigger ships require bigger cranes, and bigger cranes require a stronger foundation to evenly distribute the load,” said Trevor Thornsley, senior project manager for the Port of Tacoma, in a statement released by the NWSA. “Building the pier is all about providing enough support to handle the heavy cranes and the heavy load of the trucks, straddle carriers and the equipment that run on the pier.”

The project is currently nearing the halfway point, with completion slated for spring 2018. Read more about it at the Seaport Alliance’s website here.

            

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