The Port of Vancouver is having to delay the demolition of a crane and gallery at Terminal 5 because of strains on the supply chain and labor shortages.
On Feb. 7, the port asked for bids to demolish the crane and gallery. Port staff estimated the cost to be about $1.3 million but two bids from Ridgefield and Woodland companies came in at over $2 million each.
Part of the lack of bids was because of a delay for a Korean-made fender system that would allow for floating demolition equipment to attach. Without the fender system, the demolition became more difficult.
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners rejected the bids at a Tuesday meeting, and port staff will release another request for bids this year or next year.