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Sunset Park shipping hub moves forward

The South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Sunset Park is to be re-activated as a major shipping hub that could also serve a a fabrication facility for a massive wind farm project off Long Island.

A partnership of Red Hook Container Terminal and Industry City has been tapped by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) operate the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT), with a long-term lease through 2054.

SSBMT will reactivate 64.5 acres of the terminal, moving over 900,000 metric tons of material through the port every year, eliminating over 11,000 truck trips a year.

Other uses will include waste paper recycling and export, the importation of lumber, salt, and aggregate material, container-on barge-operations, and project cargo.

Over 1,000 new jobs could also be created if offshore wind developer, Deepwater Wind, goes ahead with a rpopsoed fabrication hub to build massive windmills for its South Fork Wind Farm.

City Council approved a long-term Master Lease between with NYCEDC in 2015 to activate an industrial maritime facility at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. In addition to delivering new maritime industrial uses, upgraded rail connections at the site make SBMT the only marine terminal in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island capable of handling ocean-going vessels, barges and rail on the east side of New York Harbor.

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