The Port of Los Angeles has completed the $65m Everport Container Terminal Improvement Project.

The upgrading of the terminal is designed improve Everport’s container handling efficiency and capacity, and also allow it to accommodate the projected fleet mix of larger vessels anticipated to call at the terminal over the next two decades.

Larger vessels calling will mean fewer ship calls, therefore reducing air emissions which is in line with the Port of Los Angeles’s Clear Air Action Plan. 

“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.”

The construction of Everport container terminal included: berth deepening; mooring bollard and berthing fender upgrades; construction of an additional 6,000 sq m of yard space; electrical improvements for five new Alternative Maritime Power connections; electrical infrastructure for three additional container cranes; charging equipment for clean-energy and electric trucks.

Dredging increased water depth to -16.15 metres alongside Berths 266-229 and -14.32 metres alongside Berths 230-232 to accommodate ships loaded with up to 16,000 teu.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News