PORT OF LONG BEACH PIER A
LOCATION
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

AWARDS
2004 INDUSTRIAL PERFORATORS ASSOCIATION AWARD
2003 LONG BEACH/SOUTH BAY AIA MERIT AWARD (ADMINISTRATION BUILDING)
2000 AIA NATIONAL BUSINESS WEEK/ARCHITECTURAL RECORD AWARD

Port of Long Beach, Pier A, Shipping Container Terminal, Entry Gate

The 170-acre Pier A, Hanjin shipping container terminal is a critical intersection of international commerce where containers are transferred between the various modes of transportation.

TSKC Architects with Robert Stewart Architect and Moffatt & Nichol Engineers studied the 40-acre property that Hanjin occupied and developed several ideas for improved function and aesthetics. The entry gate building and canopies design successfully integrated parking, covered check-in, locker rooms, patio break areas far from truck lanes, union separated circulation, driver toilets, reversible lanes, and improved booth and canopy designs that pulls diesel exhaust up and away from drivers and clerks.

Compared to Hanjin’s existing 40-acre terminal, Pier A has a 60 percent increase in lane number, with a 138 percent increase in container movement.

This exceeded productivity resulted in Hanjin meeting their five-year goal in two-and-a-half years, as a result they decided to further increase their capacity and relocate to a larger terminal Pier T, requesting TSKC again to further improve their efficiency and environment.