November 4, 2022 — Progress continues at the Port Authority of Guam as the agency has completed the construction of new concrete gate booths.
Th e two new state-of-the-art gate booths replace the smaller corroded metal booths and are a part of the Port’s efforts to modernize the commercial seaport. The gate booths are the entry and exit points for all inbound and outbound cargo.
“This is a perfect example of hardening our facilities and building resiliency within our yard which aligns with Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio’s first priority of the 2018 Transition Report, to modernize port facilities to include upgrading the terminal operating system,” said Port General Manager Rory J. Respicio. “Replacing the metal gate booths with concrete structures will better sustain against the harsh environmental conditions associated with operating the island’s only commercial seaport.”
Each booth has increased in size to improve functionality for operations with the expected lifespan of 20 to 30 years. The expansion of each gate booth and related adjustments include:
- Lengthening communication lines;
- Electrical wiring and conduit;
- Relocation of hose bib and associated plumbing;
- New lighting fixtures and new air-conditioning systems, 9K BTU mini split unit;
- New CCTV cameras; and
- New aluminum glass door & windows that can withstand a minimum of 170MPH sustained wind
Construction on a third gate booth is ongoing and is expected to be finished by the end of this month. The total cost to upgrade all three booths was $159,557.00 and was entirely funded by the Port Authority of Guam. The project was contracted out to Pacific Federal Management, Inc.