Port of Long Beach, Middle Harbor Redevelopment

  • Location

    Long Beach, CA
  • Facility Type

    Port Container Terminal, Wharf, Administration Building, IT Building
  • Project Dates

    2004-2021 (estimated)
  • Construction Cost

    $1.3 billion
  • Size

    4,280 SF of wharf, 300 Acres of backland improvements
  • Market

    Ports & Harbors
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  • The engineers at P2S are true experts in port design, and we have been highly satisfied with their design capabilities and insights over many years. They have been able to provide effective solutions for every engineering challenge we have experienced, especially in the area of port infrastructure. What’s more, their staff is incredibly responsive and reliable and their performance when working in a team environment has been excellent. P2S is one of our ‘go to’ consultants, who has an exceptional track record of delivering on time and on budget.

    – Tom Baldwin, Director of Program Management, Port of Long Beach
  • Designing a “green” port paradigm for the world, in our backyard.

  • Project Overview

    The Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor Redevelopment projects is set to make it the most eco-friendly and high-tech container terminal in the world. Our team designed new and improved electrical infrastructure for the Middle Harbor project, including shore power, lighting and other key improvements. The $1.5 billion project encompasses 4280 SF of wharf and over 300 acres of backland improvements.

  • Solution

    With completion anticipated in 2021, the Middle Harbor Terminal (MHT) will be one of the largest fully-automated and electrified container terminals in the United States. The power infrastructure will have the capacity to fully support not only typical terminal needs like medium voltage quay cranes, site lighting, and building distribution, but also “green” port technologies such as shore-to-ship power, LED high-mast lighting and electrified rail-mounted gantry cranes in the container yard. The MHT is projected to increase throughout at the POLB by as much as 50%, create 14,000 permanent jobs in Southern California and dramatically reduce air pollution in the area. This multi-phase project began in 2004 and phases were completed as follows:

    Pier E Master Planning (2004 to 2020)

    Pier E Building Demolition (2011 to 2012)

    Pier E Administration Building (2012 - 2019)

    Pier E North Operations and IT Building (2010 - 2014)

    Pier E Slip 1 Fill and Berth D28 Demolition (2012 - 2014)­

    Pier F Shore to Ship Power (2013 - 2014)­

    Pier E North Gate Redevelopment:

    Phase 1 (2011 - 2014)

    Pier E Container Yard/Intermodal Railyard:

    Phase 1 (2011 - 2015)

    Phase 2 (2013 - 2017)

    Phase 3 (2015 to 2021)

    Pier E Wharf/Backlands Redevelopment:

    Phase 1, Stage 1 (2007 - 2013)

    Phase 1, Stage 2 (2008 - 2014)

    Phase 2, Stage 3 (2015 - 2021)