POLB to Give Update On On-Dock Rail Support Facility Project

an aerial view of the Port of Long Beach’s Pier B terminal. Photo via POLB.

Port of Long Beach officials plan to give stakeholders an update on the port’s Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Project on June 15.

The project is central to the port’s rail capital improvement program and would enact the port to move more of the cargo that would normally leave the docks by truck onto trains instead.

“Moving cargo by on-dock rail is cleaner and more efficient, as it reduces truck traffic,” the port said in a statement. “No cargo trucks would visit the facility. Instead, smaller train segments would be brought to the facility and joined together into a full-sized train.”

The port expects construction to begin next year, with first arrival, departure and storage tracks anticipated to be complete by 2025. More tracks are expected to come online in 2030, with the project completely finished by 2032.

More information is available on the project page on the port’s website: https://polb.com/port-info/projects/#pier-b-on-dock-support-facility

The meeting is expected to take place virtually at 10 a.m. To register, click here.

Can’t attend? The community meeting will be recorded and posted at www.polb.com/PierB.

By Karen Robes Meeks