The Port has completed a $500,000 project to replace the 45,786 square foot roof on Warehouse 2 at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal. The roof was past its design life.
“This project was completed on-time and under budget” said Port Engineer Jon Gibson. “We took advantage of the summer weather and knew what to expect after replacing a similar roof on an adjacent warehouse at the Shipping Terminal last year.”
“Reactivating the Shipping Terminal to create family-wage jobs for local residents is a strategic priority for the Port of Bellingham” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. “The Port has made significant investments to modernize this facility and having dry storage warehouses available is essential in attracting bulk and break bulk shipping customers to Whatcom County.”
The new roof utilizes modern materials to ensure the entire structure is weathertight and under warranty so tenants will be able to confidently store moisture-sensitive commodities in the warehouse.
The Port has made significant upgrades to the Bellingham Shipping Terminal to encourage new business. Recent improvements include a new bulkhead, up-to-date stormwater and power systems, the clean-up of historic contamination in the Whatcom Waterway, and the hiring of a dedicated Marine Terminals Business Development Manager.
The Bellingham Shipping Terminal is a full-service marine terminal with the flexibility to meet a diverse range of business needs. Terminal assets include 1,250 feet of dock space on a deep water pier, a 550 foot barge pier, 85,000 square feet of covered storage, 40 acres of available upland; and access to resources via rail, barge, rafts, trucks, containers and ocean-going vessels.
The Port of Bellingham was established in 1920. Throughout Whatcom County, the Port owns, operates and maintains approximately 1600 acres of property including a shipping terminal, a cruise terminal, two marinas, industrial development areas, commercial uplands, parklands, shoreline public access areas and an international airport.