“This modernization of the island’s only commercial port ensures we are ready to move forward in this next stage of our island.”
– Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Commercial Port modernization, improvement project completed
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo joined Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen today and other local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $50 million Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project.
“If this island and this region were a growing body, this Port would be the heart,” the Governor stated. “Just as the life and blood comes from the heart, so do the islands products and services come from the Port.”
The Maritime Administration, on behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD), administered the project. The Governor noted the project, which was completed under budget and by deadline, helps ensure the island is prepared for the shift in Marines to Guam and the buildup that comes with it.
The upgrades at the Port included:
- 4.6 acres, and 10 acres added to its container yard and bulk yard, respectively;
- Improved gate area, which will increase the efficiency and speed of cargo moving through the port.
- Electrical Load Center improvements
The Governor thanked the men and women of the Port who work everyday to ensure cargo is moved efficiently. He also thanked local and federal partners for a successful project.