Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor Redevelopment: Designing the World’s Most Technologically Advanced and Greenest Container Terminal

Construction is under way at the Port of Long Beach’s middle harbor redevelopment project, combining two aging container terminals into one of the world’s most technologically advanced and most sustainable container shipping facilities. The project will double the capacity of the existing terminals and support 14,000 new jobs while cutting operational emissions in half. The first phase of the project went on-line at the end of 2015 with the full terminal build-out scheduled for 2020. In keeping with the port’s green port policy and the San Pedro Bay ports clean air action plan, the project was designed using principles of sustainable development to minimize or eliminate environmental and community impacts caused by shipping operations. Construction of this state-of-the-art terminal began in 2011 and will cost $1.314B when completed. This paper will discuss the environmental mitigation measures required to construct a state of the art terminal. Its influence on technologies implemented to maximize terminal efficiency and reduce emissions, and the infrastructure necessary to support such a terminal.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 12-19
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM