Yusen Scheme Includes Dredging

A two-year project that will improve the Yusen Terminals’ container handling facilities at the Port of Los Angeles is scheduled to begin this summer.

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has awarded Manson Construction Co. a $44.6 million contract to upgrade berths and backlands at Berths 212-224.

This project consists of strategic improvements to make Yusen a more agile terminal and strengthen our competitive edge,” said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “In addition to making the best use of Port property, it incorporates green features and practices that further our commitment to the highest environmental standards.”

Based on all design, project management and construction costs, the Port’s total investment is estimated at more than $67 million.

Major project elements include:

  • Deepening Berths 214-216 from -45 to -53 feet and Berths 217-220 from -45 to ‑47 feet;
  • Adding up to four new ship-to-shore gantry cranes and raising some existing cranes to equip the terminal with up to 14 operating Post-Panamax cranes, including eight Super Post-Panamax cranes with a maximum outreach of 197 feet or 22 container rows across;
  • Extending the wharf crane rail infrastructure that supports lateral repositioning of ship-to-shore cranes by adding 1,500 feet of crane rail at Berths 217-220;
  • Adding four new alternative maritime power (AMP) boxes at Berths 217-220 to provide shore to ship electrical connection facilities.

Increasing Yusen’s on-dock rail capacity 25 percent by adding a single 2900-foot line of loading track to accommodate higher container volumes in a short period of time when large ships call.

Yusen operates the 185-acre container terminal under a long-term lease with the Port that extends through 2026.

The project is part of the Port’s larger capital program aimed at enhancing berth, gate and rail efficiencies at all Los Angeles marine terminals.

Over the next five years, the Port plans to invest more than $800 million in its facilities.

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