Port of Long Beach, Pier A

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% increase in lane number, with a 138% increase in container movement. This exceeded productivity resulted in Hanjin meeting their 5 year goal in 21/2 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.

Partnerships:
Robert Stewart Architects
Moffatt & Nichol Engineers

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 G

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Collectively, the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports are 3rd largest of the ports in the world. The 300+ acre Pier G is the largest port in Long Beach and the home of “K” Line shipping. The Pier has undergone a vast reconstruction, filling in four container ship berths and merging two terminals into a single “mega” terminal. The terminal is designed as an integrated automated shipping container for computer controlled container management.

This new complex required new construction of all the facilities. TSKC developed all the architecture on the site; A 46,000 square foot administration building and a 30,000 square foot operations building containing terminal operations, administration and union facilities. An 81,221 square foot maintenance and repair building and 17,500 square foot reefer wash building for servicing the vehicles on the property. Also, a 10,000 square foot arrival building for assisting truck drivers. Strategically designed to meet the high volume of the port, views, infrastructure, and program play a major role. In addition all of the buildings will feature several environmental points to attain LEED certification.


Port of Long Beach, Pier T

Port of Long Beach, Pier T, Hanjin Shipping Container Terminal, Entry Gate

The 375 acre Pier T, Hanjin Shipping container terminal is a critical intersection of international commerce where containers are transferred between the various modes of transportation. Due to the increased productivity of TSKC’s previous terminal at Pier A. Hanjin decided to further increase their capacity and relocate to this larger terminal Pier T.

Where major moves vastly improved the productivity at Pier A, this terminal fine tuned the concepts for advanced achievements. The placement and form of the gate building and truck canopy provide solutions for visual control, delicate separation of work groups, truck fumes, and the corrosive seaside environment. The complex exceeds again the owners functional goals, and provides a superior environment for receiving clients and instilling a sense of pride in those who work there. The dynamic operations and aspirations of this Hanjin shipping company are captured in this flagship facility.

Partnerships:
Robert Stewart Architects
KPFF Consulting Engineers

Awards:
2005 Long Beach / South Bay AIA Merit Award, Terminal Gate Complex
2005 Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors of California Golden State Award
2005 American Council of Engineering Companies Honor Award, Terminal Gate Complex
2004 Industrial Perforators Association Award