PORT OF SEATTLE 

 

MEMORANDUM

 

COMMISSION AGENDA 

 

Item No. 

6a 

 

Date of Meeting 

May 5, 2009 

DATE:

 

May 6, 2009 

 
TO:

 

Tay Yoshitani, Chief Executive Officer 

 
FROM:

 

Ralph Graves, Managing Director, Capital Development Division 

 

 

Michael Burke, Senior Manager, Container Leasing and Operations 

 
SUBJECT:

 

Cable Replacement and Installation for the Terminal 30 Upgrade Project  

 

ACTION REQUESTED:   

Port staff requests Commission authorization for the Chief Executive Officer to enter into an 
agreement with SSA Terminals (Seattle), LLC (“SSAT”), the Terminal 30 tenant, to reimburse 
certain costs associated with making its container cranes operational at the Terminal 30 site.  The  
agreement amount will not exceed $400,000, and it is expected the cost would be reimbursed to 
SSAT through rent credits. 
 

SYNOPSIS:   

As part of its lease of the Terminal 30 site, SSAT intended to relocate three cranes from its 
Terminal 18 site.  These cranes are electrically powered by a cable that spools in and out of a 
trough in the apron deck as the crane moves from side-to-side.  The crane power cable trough 
runs the length of the terminal and was constructed, per contract documents, at 2.50 inches wide.  
After the cranes were delivered to the site, the power cable was found to have an actual diameter 
of 2.52 inches.  Further investigation revealed existing trough widths at other Port of Seattle 
container facilities have trough widths of 3” or 4”.  This is being investigated as an “Error and 
Omission.”  The Designer of Record is involved in fixing the problem and may be required to 
absorb costs associated with this change.   

 

ALTERNATIVES/RECOMMENDED ACTION:   

No Action:  The terminal will not open on time as the cranes could only be operated with the 
cables laid on the surface; subject to damage and creating an unsafe condition in addition to 
premature wear of the power cable.  The loss of rent is valued at approximately $11,500 per day. 

Alternative 1 - Change order the construction contract to modify  the cable trough:  The cable 
trough consists of a fabricated stainless steel trough cast in concrete.  It is possible to saw cut one 
side of the stainless steel trough and adjacent concrete to widen the trough to 3.50 inches and 
make other necessary changes.  This change order is for the estimated amount of $600,000. 
 

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