The Port of Los Angeles has announced plans of a proposed expansion and upgrade to facilities at the Yusen Terminals Inc. (YTI) Container Terminal.
A draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the YTI Container Terminal Improvements Project has been issued by the port and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The proposed project entails improving Berths 214-216 wharves, increasing berth depth from -45 to -53 feet, and improving Berths 217-220 wharves to make way for 100-foot gauge gantry cranes, as well as deepening to a -47 feet berth depth. The project will also construct additional on-dock rail yard capacity for YTI.
The Draft EIS/EIR includes a discussion of the proposed project’s environmental impacts and identifies mitigation measures to reduce these impacts as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The proposed project follows in the footsteps of the Port of Los Angeles’ $370 million Main Channel Deepening Project. As a result of these improvements, the Port’s main channel and turning basins now provide -53 depths.
YTI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. The YIT Container Terminal is located at Berths 212-224 at the Port of Los Angeles, on the north side of Terminal Island along the Cerritos Channel, near the East Basin. YTI has a long-term lease with the Port for operation of the terminal through 2016, and plans to exercise its option to extend its lease through 2026.