USA Corp., a new customer for the Port of San Diego, has unloaded its first shipment of wind energy equipment at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and is expecting to deliver another shipment shortly, the port announced Jan. 20.
A shipment of 25 hubs and engine boxes were sent last month from Germany that will be followed by a shipment of 16 tower components in mid-January.
“This is the start of many shipments to come,” said Jeff Uecker, logistics manager for Denver-based USA Corp., a subsidiary of German Systems SE. German Systems is among the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, the port said.
The latest wind turbine equipment is destined for a wind farm in Tehachapi, Calif.
Later in the first quarter, the local terminal will handle its first shipment of alternative energy components from India. That will involve 20 nacelles and 20 hubs for wind turbines manufactured in that country. The business is the result of talks that port officials engaged in last year in Belgium, according to the port.
In the last six years, the port has become a cargo gateway for alternative energy products, handling a variety of imported equipment from Japan, Vietnam and other nations, and exporting components to Honduras.
— Mike Allen