The Port of Olympia marine terminal may not be known as much but for some they plan on changing the story of this beautiful port.
Many Longshoreman are complaining that the port is getting to packed to meet the increasing demands of today’s economy.
“We’re running out of room”
At a port commission meeting Longshoreman Jim Rose said ”
“Over at the marine terminal it’s packed pretty hard…We’re running out of room.”Rose’s solution was to encourage the commission and port to open Berth 4 along the marine terminal, saying it would create more room for ships and more dock space for storage.
Rose’s solution was to encourage the commission and port to open Berth 4 along the marine terminal, saying it would create more room for ships and more dock space for storage.
Not only would Berth 4 create more room for ships and storage, but perhaps a water taxi service could use the space as well, said Rose.Port spokeswoman Jennie Foglia-Jones, after checking with one of the longest tenured employees at the port, said Berth 4 hasn’t been used since the 1980s.
Marine Terminal Director Len Faucher seemed lukewarm to the idea.
“I’m not there at this point,” he said.
Rose acknowledged that opening Berth 4 would require some work. It’s currently little more than pilings.
Berth 4 also was considered for a potential marine fuel dock site before the port decided to build it along A-dock at Swantown Marina.