- Ahoy Members and Friends, Our council s primary national concern is Marine Highways and in particular the M-5 up and down the West Coast and M-580 over toMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 2011View SourceAhoy Members and Friends,Our council's primary national concern is Marine Highways and in particular the M-5 up and down the West Coast and M-580 over to Stockton and West Sacramento.Attached is breaking news.Heave Ho,Phelps____________________________________________________For more on the Port of Stockton: www.stocktonport.com.For Savage Companies www.savageservices.com.For the Maritime Administration and the Marine Highway effort www.marad.dot.gov/ships_shipping_landing_page/mhi_home/mhi_home.htm.
Port of Stockton Selects Savage to Operate M-580 Marine Highway Corridor
Project set to reduce I-580 traffic and improve safety and air quality
Salt Lake City, Utah December 5, 2011 The Port of Stockton, California has selected Savage Companies (Savage) to manage the M-580 Marine Highway Corridor between the Port of Stockton and Port of Oakland. The Port of Stockton and Savage have entered into an agreement in which Savage will provide Container-on-Barge service including management, marketing, logistics and operating services for the project. Savage will immediately begin marketing the M-580 Marine Highway to potential customers of the Container-on-Barge service. Operations of the M-580 Marine Highway are scheduled to commence during the first quarter 2012.
In February 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the award of a $30 million TIGER grant for the Ports of Oakland, Stockton and West Sacramento to develop the infrastructure necessary to establish a container-on-barge service between the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay area. The Port of Stockton received $13 Million of the grant to support the purchase of two 140-ton mobile harbor cranes, and also to make the necessary improvements at the Port to support the project. The Port of Stockton has purchased the two cranes with a scheduled delivery of January 2012. In addition to the cranes, the Port has purchased two barges to be dedicated to the project. The barges are scheduled to undergo modifications in order to handle containers. The barge modifications are scheduled to be completed early in the first quarter 2012.