TraPac Container Terminal Expansion (2017)
TraPac, a subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., has expanded through a five-year, $510 million Port infrastructure improvements program that has extended its wharves to 4,600 linear feet, deepened water depth at Berths 144-147, installed new cranes, upgraded and electrified backlands, constructed road and gate improvements and terminal buildings, and built a new on-dock rail facility. The majority of these program elements have been constructed and the terminal is now operating with new electrified terminal equipment. Construction of on-dock rail and the final phase of backland improvements were completed in 2016, making the Port of Los Angeles home to the first automated terminal and rail facility on the West Coast. The terminals’ crane maintenance building is expected to be completed in 2017.
Yusen Container Terminal Improvements (2017)
Construction began in 2015 for a berth-improvement project for Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) at Berths 214-220. The project consists of upgrading wharves, and backland infrastructure within the terminal’s existing footprint to enhance Yusen’s ability to service the biggest ships in the trans-Pacific trade lanes. The improvements include upgrading Berths 214-216 to a -53-foot depth and Berths 217-220 to a -47-foot depth, and improving the wharves to make way for a total of 14 post-Panamax container cranes. The project will construct one additional loading track in the on-dock rail yard and install four new AMP® connections. The Port’s total investment is estimated at more than $67 million. Additionally, Yusen estimates investing more than $60 million in support of the project. Construction is on schedule for completion in 2017.
Harbor Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project
Plans for realigning Harbor Boulevard (currently known as Sampson Way) include a new signalized intersection at Harbor Boulevard and Miner Street, south of 7th Street near Ports O’ Call Village. Harbor Boulevard will soon flow into Ports O’ Call Village, with direct access to the LA Waterfront. Also, there will be marked crosswalks with pedestrian access and wayfinding cues to provide improved community access to LA Waterfront amenities and the expanded San Pedro Plaza Park. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018 at a total project cost of $14.8 million, paid by the Port of Los Angeles, including $4.9 million in grant funding from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Everport Container Terminal Improvements (2017)
The Port of Los Angeles is preparing an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the proposed improvement project for the Berths 226-236 [Everport] Container Terminal Improvements Project. Design work is in progress for Everport’s proposed plan to deepen its berths and improve its terminal facilities, allowing the terminal operator to accommodate the larger next-generation vessels. Everport’s proposed $40 million project would improve Berths 226-229 wharves and increase berth depth from -45 to -53 feet, and improve Berths 230-232 wharves to a -47 feet berth depth. The project will also involve constructing an additional 1.5 acres of backland and electrical improvements for five new AMP® connections.
Berth 164 – MOTEMS – Valero (2017)
The Port of Los Angeles has released a Notice of Preparation, the first step of the environmental review process for a Marine Oil Terminal Wharf Improvements Project at the Valero Terminal on Mormon Island in Los Angeles Harbor. The primary goal of the proposed $24.8 million project is to comply with the Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) to protect public health, safety, and the environment. Work includes demolition of the existing 19,000-square-foot timber wharf at Berth 164 and construction and operation of a new, MOTEMS-compliant wharf, with minor infrastructure improvements to connect the new loading platform to the existing landside pipelines and utilities. The proposed project would also include a new 30-year lease.
Berth 167-169 – MOTEMS – Shell (2017)
The Port of Los Angeles continues making progress on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a new marine oil platform at the Shell Oil Terminal. The primary goal of the proposed $25 million project is to comply with the Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) to protect public health, safety, and the environment. Work includes demolition of the existing timber wharves and construction and operation of a new MOTEMS-compliant wharf at Berth 167, with minor infrastructure improvements to connect the new loading platform to the existing landside pipelines and utilities. Shell will construct ground improvements to further protect their landside facilities. The proposed project would also include a new 30-year lease.