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Civil Engineering Highlights a Major Milestone for Port of Long Beach Program

Civil Engineering Magazine featured HDR expertise in an article on the Pier B On Dock Rail Support Facility program at the Port of Long Beach, a $1.5 billion effort at the second-busiest port in the United States.

Tom Kim
Tom Kim, P.E.

The article notes that HDR has been involved in the project since its inception in 2007, providing engineering analysis, preliminary engineering, construction cost estimates, construction phasing and, most recently, engineering design services. 

Try Khou
Try Khou

The program received its record of decision certifying the federal environmental impact statement in April, an important step in this major project.

The article quotes HDR Project Manager Tom Kim, P.E. about how the project will improve efficiency at the port:

“They’re going to move these containers quickly to the Pier B rail yard, load the trains, and move the goods out to the Alameda Corridor,” Kim says. “This will decrease the time ships are docked, allowing more ships to come in and out.”

Deputy Project Manager Try Khou also explained HDR’s role in the program as well as the challenges of conducting work while the port remains in operation.

The Pier B program will have a host of benefits for the port and for Long Beach, including reducing truck traffic, easing supply chain backup and increasing sustainability at the port. 

Read “$1.5B project will boost rail capacity at Port of Long Beach” on the Civil Engineering site.

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