Updated: Sep 4, 2020

New London State Pier plays critical role in construction of

Electric Boat’s South Yard Assembly Building

New London, Conn. – November 26, 2019 – Gateway announced today that work has begun at New London State Pier to support the construction of Electric Boat’s South Yard Assembly Building at the submarine builder’s Groton Shipyard. When completed, the 200,000 square-foot facility will be home to 1,400 workers.

Gateway is working with Electric Boat contractor Skanska Trevcon II JV to manage the delivery of cargo being used in the construction of the South Yard Assembly Building. Since November 1st, workers from the International Longshoreman Association (ILA) Local 1411 have coordinated the delivery and assembly of the Liebherr crane which will be used to handle materials. Beginning in early December, casing pipes, rebar cages, and other materials to be used in the construction of the South Yard Assembly Building will be delivered and staged on two acres of land at State Pier. Gateway will then manage the receiving, loading, and securing cargo on barges for delivery across the Thames River. More than 3,000 man hour wages will be dedicated to the project with Gateway’s ILA workforce.

“Gateway is proud to be part of the team working on Electric Boat’s South Yard Assembly Building,” said James Dillman, President of Gateway. “It is a remarkable opportunity to play even a small role in helping Electric Boat as they design and build Columbia class submarines for the U.S. Navy. We’re pleased to have the chance to partner on this project with Skanska Trevcon II JV. We look forward to making sure that State Pier serves as a vital resource supporting conventional cargo, offshore wind, and many other uses well into the future.”

Gateway’s work to support Skanska Trevcon II JV and Electric Boat is estimated to continue through the first quarter of 2020.

About Gateway:

Founded in 1985, Gateway is one of the premier port terminal and logistics companies in the United States and the largest port terminal operator in the State of Connecticut.

Gateway currently operates on approximately 75 acres of land in the deep-water Port of New Haven and offers the only port facility in New England encompassing ship, barge, truck, and rail capabilities. In addition, Gateway serves as the long-term operator of the State Pier in New London, Connecticut. Gateway owns and operates a fleet of eight U.S.-flagged Jones Act vessels (five tug boats and three barges), which facilitates the company’s wide range of shipping and receiving services to a national marine customer base.

Gateway has over 100 employees and a management team with over 275 years of combined stevedoring, terminal operations, and logistics experience.

About Enstructure:

Enstructure LLC, Gateway’s parent company, owns and operates a network of dry, liquid and breakbulk terminals and logistics assets on the East Coast and Inland River System of the United States. Enstructure provides full-service and transparent logistics solutions to some of the world’s largest companies. Enstructure’s terminals handle commodities used in the energy, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and public safety sectors that touch every aspect of daily life.

Media Contact:

Patrick McGloin (on behalf of Gateway)


Phone: (860) 841-3921