The Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. began in May 2011 and is expected to be completed 10 years later in 2021. The project will combine two old container terminals at the port into one more advanced and environmentally friendly terminal.
The construction work will be carried out in three phases with multiple stages to allow operations at the port to continue during the development. Taking place at Piers E, D and F, the modernization will create capacity to handle more than 2 million additional containers and reduce air pollution by 50 percent. Expanding the area of the existing terminals from 120 hectares to 140 hectares, the 1280-meter-long wharf will be able to accommodate three vessels at once.
The project has a total value of $1.5 billion and is planned and executed by different companies, including Moffatt & Nichol and Manson Construction. Currently, the Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the U.S. and creates 1.5 million jobs throughout the country.
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We congratulate the Port of Long Beach to this outstanding infrastructure project and are grateful to be a part of this development. ShibataFenderTeam wishes successful operations to all shipping companies at Long Beach Middle Harbor.
Republished from Marine Construction Magazine Issue III, 2022