WSP USA provided program management for the Pier G Mega-Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California.

 


Location

  • Long Beach, California, USA

Sector

  • Maritime
  • Maritime Cargo Facilities
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
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Client

  • Port of Long Beach

Project Status

  • Completed in 2003


Mega Development

The Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, operates one of the world's largest and busiest seaports, containing more than 7,600 acres of wharves, cargo terminals, roadways, rail yards and shipping channels—as well as a total two-way trade value of an estimated $264 billion. This already teeming harbor grew even larger with the development of five new mega-terminals as part of a 10-year, $1.9 billion program.

 

Key Numbers

Acres
300
Phases
4
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Pier G Mega-Terminal

WSP provided program management for the Pier G Mega-Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California.

WSP’s Role

For the Pier G Mega-Terminal, WSP USA performed program management at the 300-acre site, including design oversight and construction permitting. We also provided construction management services for wharf, landfill, back area, dredging and secondary gate expansion work for Phase 1 of the four-phase improvement project. Components included a secondary gate and a wharf. The secondary gate was completed in March 2003, while construction on the new wharf and container terminal backlands project was completed in December 2003. Facilities included buildings, wharfs, container storage, high-voltage power distribution, on-dock rail, utilities and automated gates. The emphasis on work phasing allowed for construction to be completed even as usual port activities continued.

Additionally, we managed development of cold ironing facilities, where berthed ships are supplied with shore-to-ship power, eliminating the use of emission-producing shipboard generators while at the berth.