With disagreements in the past, Jasper port board focuses on landmark permit application

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Posted July 24, 2015

With a permit application looming and a brand new design that will more quickly load and unload the huge container ships headed to the East Coast in future years, the once-contentious Jasper Ocean Terminal project is moving forward with speed and a spirit of cooperation.

“If everything goes right ... we should dump a permit this fiscal year for the actual construction of the Jasper terminal,” David Posek, chairman of the Jasper Ocean Terminal Joint Project board of directors, said during the group’s meeting last month. “It’s been a long time coming.”