"Green port gateway", a USD 93 million rail project for improving the efficiency and sustainability of cargo movements, has been completed at the port of Long Beach CA (USA).
The project realigned a critical rail pathway to relieve a bottleneck, allowing port terminals to increase their use of on-dock rail, decreasing truck traffic and air pollution.
The upgrades serves the port’s southeast terminals, including the new Middle Harbor terminal. Overall, almost 9.6 km of new track was laid. The work included adding a third rail line under Ocean Boulevard, along with new retaining walls, utility line modifications and roadway improvements.
Every on-dock rail train eliminates as many as 750 truck trips from regional roadways.