LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Construction was complete on a $65 million improvement project at the Port of Los Angeles' Everport Terminal, which will improve container-handling efficiency and capacity, officials announced today.
The $65 million project at Berths 226-236 will help accommodate larger container vessels, which the port anticipates will become more common at the Everport Container Terminal over the next two decades, as larger vessels reduce air emissions as part of the Port's Clean Air Action Plan goals.
``The completion of this project marks years of planning and perseverance through a challenging pandemic and unprecedented cargo surge,'' said Port of Los Angeles Deputy Executive Director of Development Tony Gioiello. ``Thanks to our partners, we have completed a critical step in our efficiency goals, ensuring the Everport Terminal's readiness to receive the next generation of container vessels.''
Construction for the improvements included berth deepening, mooring bollard and berthing fender upgrades, as well as constructing an additional 1.5 acres of backland, making electrical improvements for five new Alternative Maritime Power connections and adding electrical infrastructure and charging equipment for electric trucks.
Construction began in 2019 after the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the project in 2017.