The Los Angeles Harbor Commission certified the final environmental impact report and approved the proposed expansion of the APL terminal operated by Eagle Marine Services.
The $196 million project will include the addition of 1,250 feet of new wharf and 41 acres of backland. This will increase the terminal size to 347 acres and will increase the annual throughput capacity to 3.2 million 20-foot container units.
Other improvements include truck lane upgrades, a new exit gate, improved terminal access and internal circulation for trucks, a dedicated refrigerated container storage area and a modern backland design and infrastructure that could support automated operations in the future.
Environmental enhancements include a requirement that 70 percent of APL ships by 2017 operate from shore-side electricity while at berth, increasing to 95 percent by 2026. Eagle Marine will use the greenest available yard equipment for daily terminal operations.
The Port of Los Angeles will invest $1.2 billion over the next five years to improve its facilities and transportation infrastructure and to green its operations, said Geraldine Knatz, executive director.