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VIDEO: The Eagle brings you on exclusive tour of Sunset Park’s expanded port

May 14, 2018 By Liliana Bernal Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Officials, including Economic Development Corporation President James Patchett (at the microphone) say the new port will be a boon to Sunset Park and the entire city.
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Sunset Park’s waterfront is going to be transformed into the one of the city’s biggest ports — creating hundreds of jobs and removing thousands of trucks from local roadways — the city said on Friday.

The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, which stretches from 29th to 39th streets, is slated to grow into a shipping hub over the next five years and augment the ongoing industrial development throughout the neighborhood, city officials said.

The Brooklyn Eagle got an exclusive tour of the facility for the video below.

City officials laid out their plans for the new “Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal” in an article in the Eagle last week, but here are the basics:

  • The new port will be run by the operators of the existing Red Hook Container Terminal nearby.
  • The city has already invested $110 million, including $20 million in rail improvement, to prepare the site.
  • The port will help create and sustain business at Industry City, the Brooklyn Army Terminal and a factory for a wind power company that the city hopes will be built in Sunset Park. That facility is “a cornerstone of Sunset Park’s maritime and industrial future,” said Councilmember Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park).
  • The resurrected marine terminal will also reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, as the new facility will shift cargo from trucks to rail, barge and vessel, the city said.

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