Port of Los Angeles Announces Construction Plans;
Leaders Praise Ports Deal (Andrew Edwards, Press-Telegram)

San Pedro, California –June -29-2015–In a newer development for the harbor, the Port of Los Angeles announced Monday that a two-year construction project to improve the 185-acre Yusen Terminals Inc., facility is scheduled to begin this summer.

The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has awarded a $44.6 million contract to Manson Construction Co. for berth improvements and other work, according to Los Angeles port officials.

In all, Port of Los Angeles officials expect to spend upward of $67 million on the project. That figure includes planned expenditures for an on-dock rail project that is expected to be awarded to a contractor next year. Some $8 million come from Proposition 1B bonds, and Yusen may invest an additional $60 million in the work, according to the Port of Los Angeles.

The scope of the Yusen Terminals project includes deepening the harbor alongside several berths, the installation of up to four new gantry cranes and the raising of other cranes to handle large ships. New electrical infrastructure would provide shore-to-ship power connections. A new rail line at the terminal is planned as well.

“This project consists of strategic improvements to make Yusen a more agile terminal and strengthen our competitive edge,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said in a statement.

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