Terminal 5 Dedication
Port purchases former aluminum production site
On March 28, 2009, the port completed the purchase of approximately 218 acres formerly owned by Evergreen Aluminum LLC and Alcoa Aluminum, allowing the development of the port’s newest marine terminal, Terminal 5. Less than a month after closing on the property acquisitions, the port had graded and surfaced a 30-acre area and was handling wind energy cargo on the new terminal. T-5 was also selected in 2010 by BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, as its preferred site for a new potash export facility. With operations slated to begin in 2015, the proposed facility is expected to handle eight million tons of potash annually at its peak.