Seattle Port 2019 Budget $240 Million Cruise Terminal Upgrade

Seattle Port 2019 Budget Includes $30 Million Electric Shore Power Upgrade
Seattle Port 2019 Budget Includes $30 Million Electric Shore Power Upgrade

Seattle Smith Cove Cruise TerminalPort of Seattle 2019 Budget Includes $30 Million Electric Shore Power Upgrade – The Port of Seattle (see video below) has announced their 2019-2023 budget blueprint focus is on the environment and sustainability which will enhance their offerings as a cruise port. The budget includes $100 million for a new cruise berth, costs will be shared equally with a partner cruise line.

2019-2023 Budget Blueprint

The 2019-2023 budget blueprint advances more than 20 key maritime and economic development projects to maintain Port assets, advance maritime industries, and invest in communities and the environment between 2019-2023.

Highlights of projects in the $348 million five-year budget blueprint include:Seattle Smith Cove Cruise Terminal

  • $100 million for a new cruise berth (assumes 50 percent tenant cost share)
  • $39 million for development of Terminal 91 uplands
  • $35 million for berth replacement at Terminal 91
  • $30 million for bringing electrical power to the waterfront
  • $23 million for Fishermen’s Terminal Gateway Building
  • $17 million for a Terminal 117 habitat restoration program

The $30 million for waterfront electrification would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waterfront equipment and cruise vessels at berth, improving air quality for maritime workers and residents.

In addition, almost $7 million is budgeted to continue our commitment to environmental clean-up and other remediation in the Duwamish.

Installation of solar power at the Port’s Pier 69 building, and $200,000 for construction of future phases of the Smith Cove habitat and carbon sequestration project.

Strengthen workforce programs to create pathways for maritime and aviation careers.

  • In 2019 we will invest almost $3 million in workforce development funding to support apprenticeship training and retention and support regional efforts to increase the number of women and minorities on our job sites.

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Video: Port of Seattle – Getting to Your Ship at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91

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