Ports of Long Beach strategies against global warming: Pier B in the Port of Long Beach. The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Long Beach recently approved a budget of $ 870 million to build the Railway Support Facility on the pier Pier B. Designed to move more transport containers from trucks to trains, the installation will result in a cargo transfer more efficient and sustainable, which will help the Port of Long Beach to stay competitive and meet environmental objectives.
No truck would visit the Rail Support Facility at Pier B Pier, which is a centerpiece of the port’s $ 1 billion rail improvements program. It is expected that the first arrival, departure and storage tracks will be completed in 2024, and that the additional tracks will be operational in 2030, followed by the completion of the project in 2032.
It is expected that the demand for railways on the dock in the port will double by 2035.
“The port’s $ 1 billion rail program is designed to meet the needs of our customers,” said Tracy Egoscue, president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. “Moving more freight by train helps our marine terminals to transfer cargo faster. At the same time, it helps us move towards the environmental objectives set by the Commission in the Clean Air Action Plan and continue to lead the industry in sustainable operations. “