Port of Long Beach To Give Pier B Rail Facility Update

Port of Long Beach officials will provide an update on the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project at a virtual public meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1.

The project is a key component to the port’s $1 billion capital improvement program on rail and will allow the port to transport more of the cargo by rail instead of by truck, a move that is expected to be more efficient and less noise and air emissions.

The plan is to start construction in 2023, with the first arrival, departure and storage tracks anticipated to be done by 2024. More tracks are expected to come online in 2030, with the whole project completed by 2032, according to the port.

Attendees can register here. Can’t make it? The meeting will be recorded and posted at www.polb.com/PierB. Those needing a translator should contact Veronica Quezada by Aug. 27 at (562) 283-7722 or veronica.quezada@polb.com.

By Pacific Maritime