This project calls for reactivation of maritime service specializing in handling automobiles and other roll-on/roll-off cargoes.
Located along the Bay Ridge Channel in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) offers unparalleled access both to the open ocean and to a large and affluent consumer market.
Built in the 1960s, 88-acre SBMT was used as a container terminal into the 1980s. Since then, the Terminal has largely been used for handling break and break-bulk marine cargo. Since 2011, NYCEDC has worked to rehabilitate and reactivate SBMT by investing over $115 million in terminal infrastructure improvements, site preparation and dredging. Similarly, NYCEDC invested $20 million to extend rail infrastructure to SBMT in order to connect the terminal to the Southern Gateway, one of New York City’s principle connections to the national rail network. Specifically, these projects included:
o A new siding along the 39th Street shed
o New rail sidings for transload and auto rack loading and unloading
Currently, the largest single tenant at SBMT is Sims Municipal Recycling, located at the 29th Street Pier.