This project reactivates maritime service at SBMT for handling general cargo, special cargo, automobiles and other vehicles, break-bulk, and other commodities.
Located along the Bay Ridge Channel in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) offers unparalleled access to a large and affluent consumer market.
NYCEDC seeks to procure one or more long-term, maritime-dependent commercial and industrial tenants for SBMT through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process. If you are interested in responding to this RFP, please visit the RFP web page.
NYCEDC worked with Council Member Carlos Menchaca and Sunset Park community partners to establish and convene a Task Force, made up of representatives from local community groups, businesses, and elected officials. NYCEDC has worked closely with the Task Force and the community to develop goals for the SBMT RFP. This process has included multiple Task Force meetings dedicated to SBMT and two public outreach meetings held in October 2015. The following materials were distributed at those public meetings:
Short-term permitting opportunities at SBMT are currently available for certain maritime-dependent uses. Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please see application process below. Those interested in the long term RFP must visit www.nycedc.com/rfp to download or request the long term RFP.
Permits will be awarded at NYCEDC's sole discretion; NYCEDC reserves the right to decline a permit for any reason.
Applicants must fill out and submit by email all necessary documents included in the Application Packet, linked to below. Detailed instructions are included in the Application Packet. A summary of the basic steps are as follows:
Step 1: Submit a complete application, in PDF format, to SBMT@edc.nyc.
Step 2: NYCEDC reviews application and requests any additional information, as necessary.
Step 3: If NYCEDC accepts Applicant’s Application, NYCEDC will propose an area for Applicant’s Premises and provide Applicant with a Form of Permit for Applicant's execution.
Step 4: Applicant prepares and submits all required permits, drawings, and other information necessary for moving onto premises, as well as a deposit.
Step 5: After all submission requirements are met, NYCEDC will execute Permit and provide Permittee access to Permittee’s Premises.
See materials below. Please read ALL instructions and guidelines, including the Form of Permit and attached Rules and Regulations. All documentation subject to change at NYCEDC's sole discretion:
Other useful information:
Due date: Rolling. Those interested in responding to the long term RFP must visit www.nycedc.com/rfp and download or request that RFP.
Application Format: Short term permit applications must be submitted in PDF format to SBMT@edc.nyc.
Questions? Contact SBMT@edc.nyc
Built in the 1960s, the 88-acre SBMT was used as a container terminal into the 1980s. Since then, the Terminal has largely been used for handling break-bulk and project cargo. Since 2011, NYCEDC has worked to rehabilitate and reactivate SBMT by investing over $115 million in terminal infrastructure improvements, site preparation, and dredging, including $20 million to extend freight rail infrastructure to SBMT. Currently, the largest single tenant at SBMT is Sims Municipal Recycling, located at the 29th Street Pier. Those recent infrastructure and rehabilitation projects include: