Consultants conclude study on Brooklyn piers

Consultants conclude study on Brooklyn piers

Consultants have concluded their research on the Brooklyn piers 6-12 study. A final report should be issued before the end of the year, said Pete Zantal, general manager of analysis and industry relations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A portion of the land under study is the Red Hook Container Terminal, operated by American Stevedoring, whose lease expires in April. Red Hook handles approximately 45,000 TEUs a year, as well as bulk and breakbulk cargo.

The port authority issued a Request for Expression of Interest to run the 80-acre sight, under a five-year lease, and sought proposals "from businesses that have demonstrated experience operating marine terminal facilities, and the financial capacity to undertake the obligations of the lease agreement." The deadline for filing requests was Aug. 29.

"We've received multiple proposals," Zantal said. "It's a complicated process, and we're looking to see how these proposals fit into various scenarios."