New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) has selected Red Hook Container Terminal and Industry City to redevelop the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT) situated in the Port of New York and New Jersey, US.
The redevelopment work is expected to create over 250 jobs in the short term, with scope for possible expansion.
The terminal will be developed as a major shipping hub and will reactivate 64.5 acres of space on a long-term lease through 2054.
The restoration is also expected to see the movement of over 900,000t of material annually through the port and offload over 11,000 truck trips a year.
The terminal will be specially used for waste paper recycling and export, as well as to import lumber, salt, aggregate material, container-on barge-operations, and project cargo.
Once developed, Red Hook Container Terminal will operate and serve as a stevedore for SSBMT, which will represent the first step in the phased development of building a major deepwater container port cantered at the terminal.
Red Hook Container Terminal is expected to set up an on-site workforce development centre at the terminal to connect local talent to quality maritime jobs.
NYCEDC president and CEO James Patchett said: “New York City’s working waterfront has long been a source of economic vitality, fuelling industries and good-paying careers for over a century.
“Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal will build on that legacy to advance the future of the New York Harbor.”
The reactivation work will be based on a plan submitted by Sunset Park Task Force, which includes elected officials and community stakeholders and was appointed by NYCEDC to develop a vision for the facility.