SSA Marine submits additional information to Whatcom County for Gateway Pacific Terminal application
SSA Marine today took another important step toward the full environmental review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal project by filing additional information about the project with Whatcom County planning officials.
The information responds to an earlier request by the County for more information on the multicommodity export terminal proposed for the Cherry Point heavy industry zone.
“We have put a lot of time and effort into being as responsive and thorough as possible,” SSA Marine Senior Vice President Bob Watters said. “We realize the public has a high interest in our project. While today’s filing is an important step, we look forward to addressing all these issues in even greater depth as the public review of the project moves forward,” he said.
Gateway Pacific Terminal will be a highly efficient cargo-handling facility for American producers to export dry bulk commodities such as grain, coal, and potash to Asian markets. Construction of the full project is expected to employ about 4,400 people and operation at full capacity is expected to create about 1,250 long-term family wage jobs. In total, the annual economic impact of the project – payroll and tax revenues – would be $140 million a year, ongoing.
You can see the press release here.
You can also download the information filing here.
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