The first phase of the programme will be split into Phase 1A, which will focus on the reconfiguration and expansion of cargo terminals and selected buildings, the creation of a new gate complex, along with the upgrading of utilities and security features including state-of-the-art terminal and gate operating systems. Phase 1-B will include wharf repairs, dredging, cranes and additional security equipment.
Phase 1A will cost US$104.2m and will be financed by the DOD funds with an additional US$54.5m in loans the port authority is anticipating from the US Department of Agriculture. Funding for the Phase I-B project has yet to be identified.
The longer-term Phase 2 will focus on expansion needed to address the cargo demands of Guam and the neighbouring islands of Saipan and Tinian.