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New Haven Scores The Salt
by Allan Appel | Oct 18, 2013 7:39 am
Posted to: Business/ Economic Development, Transportation
Some 12,000 tons of salt are expected to arrive soon at Gateway Terminal in the port district.
It’s not for your individual table shakers.
The City Plan Commission has approved a site plan for Gateway Terminal to host the salt mountain, which is owned by the International Salt Company.
The salty goods are scheduled to arrive by ship from Chile.
The commissioners approved a temporary building of vinyl fabric with steel tubing supports to store the stuff, from which trucks will be transporting it in two trips per day to a chemical company in Hamden.
The contract is a coup for Gateway and the city, which has been trying to increase ship-borne delivery to our harbor.
In a letter to City Plan staff, the Port Authority Executive Director Judi Shieffle wrote: “The historic shipping patterns have seen cargo shipped to the Port of New York/New Jersey and then trucked to or through Connecticut. This new business opportunity that Gateway has secured not only serves to enhance the maritime industry at our port, but will serve to mitigate traffic congestion along the I-05 corridor between New york and New Haven and improve the air quality that area.”
Gateway Terminal’s Coy Angelo said, “This [contract] is critical. If we lose business, trucks will come from Newark.”
He estimated that the ocean-borne delivery will eliminate approximately 720 heavy truck trips along the highway corridor adding traffic and pollution.
The proposal was approved unanimously.
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This is a great thing…lets keep it going! We need to get this harbor up and going again…the good paying jobs (blue collar) that can come out of it can be a city saver…and we have everything to make it a vibrant area again. We the trains and harbor!!
posted by: cunningham on October 18, 2013 8:33am
That much salt, I sure hope no one spills.