A 185-acre terminal operated by Yusen Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles will undergo major upgrades starting in August or September, harbor officials said today.
Manson Construction Co. recently was awarded a $44.6 million contract to make upgrades aimed at making operations more efficient at the terminal, which includes berths 212-224.
The project is part of a larger series of port improvements over the next five years totaling about $800 million.
“This project consists of strategic improvements to make Yusen a more agile terminal and strengthen our competitive edge,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka said. “In addition to making the best use of port property, it incorporates green features and practices that further our commitment to the highest environmental standards.”
Alan McCorkle, the vice president of West Coast operations for Yusen’s parent company, NYK Ports, said the “project will allow Yusen to handle vessels and move cargo more efficiently for our customers.”
The port’s total cost for the Yusen project is about $67 million, with a second contract to be awarded later this year for work on an on-dock rail project at the same terminal, while Yusen is putting in an additional $60 million, harbor officials said.
— City News Service
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