The Port of Los Anglese has announced the completeion of the $65 million Everport Terminal improvement project.
The project, approved by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in 2017, involved improving the container-handling efficiency and capacity of the existing Everport Container Terminal, located at berths 226-236 along the Los Angeles Main Channel, so that it can the handle larger mix of containerships anticipated over the next two decades.
The terminal is operated by Everport Terminal Services and its customers include shipping lines such as Evergreen, APL, CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping and OOCL.
Construction began in 2019 and included berth deepening, mooring bollard and berthing fender upgrades, construction of an additional 1.5 acres of backland, electrical improvements for five new Alternative Maritime Power (AMP)® connections, electrical infrastructure for three additional container cranes and charging equipment for clean-energy, electric trucks.
Dredging increased water depth to -53 feet alongside Berths 226-229 and -47 feet alongside Berths 230-232 to accommodate container ships loaded with up to 16,000 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).
Everport in July 2021 welcomed two new ship-to-shore container cranes, manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC), to replace two older cranes removed from the terminal in 2018. Each crane is approximately 293’ tall, weighs 1660 tons, with a designed lifting capacity of 60 long tons.
“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.”