The US West Coast port of Everett has opened the Norton Terminal.

Norton Terminal Celebration

Image source: Port of Everett; Norton Terminal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The USD40 million infrastructure investment introduces 40 acres (16.2 ha) of new cargo capacity and nearly doubles the port of Everett Seaport’s cargo handling footprint.

It complements the port’s investment in its South Terminal modernisation project that added another full-service berth in 2021 to support larger ships and heavier cargo.

Port of Everett ceo, Lisa Lefeber, said: “The new Norton Terminal, combined with our upgraded South Terminal, are game changers for our working waterfront and region, allowing us to do our part to keep freight moving efficiently, restore thousands of meaningful family wage jobs to this site, and support a thriving economy.”

Glen Bachman, port of Everett commission vice president, added: “With the opening of Norton Terminal and our modernised South Terminal, I’m confident there is no project cargo anywhere that we are not able to say, ‘we can handle it.’ These investments put Everett on the map and opens doors to new cargo opportunities.”