Two LA Port Projects Win Awards

Two Port of Los Angeles projects have been named a “2014 Project of the Year” by the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).

The projects include the Berth 100 Wharf South Extension and Backland Development initiative, and the Port’s LA Waterfront Downtown Harbor Landside and Rail Improvement project.

In addition, trade industry publication Engineering News-Record (ENR) announced that the Port has won an “Award of Merit” for its Downtown Harbor project. The project won in the Landscape/Urban Development category of ENR’s “Best Projects” award program.

As the third and final phase of the China Shipping terminal development program, the Berth 100 Wharf South Extension and Backland development project included construction of a 325-foot reinforced concrete wharf and 14 acres of PCC pavement backland. The Port’s existing Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) system – which allows ships to plug into clean power while at berth – was expanded to the site to allow for an additional berthed vessel to connect to shore-side “AMP” electrical power and enhance air quality.

The Southern California Chapter of APWA (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) gives awards each year in recognition of outstanding capital improvement projects and public works programs by public agencies. This year’s awards were presented at the organization’s 15th Annual Public Works Awards Luncheon on December 11.

The ENR 2014 “Best Projects” awards honor the most outstanding design and construction efforts throughout the U.S. Awards are given out in 10 U.S. regions in 20 different categories. Each project entry is judged by independent panels for teamwork, success in overcoming challenges, and innovation and quality. The region comprised of California and Hawaii was deemed the most competitive this year, receiving more than 140 total award entries, significantly more than any other region.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.

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