Pier G Berth G236 Retrofit Project
The wharves at G236 are a total of 1,295 feet long and 127 feet wide. In 2006, as part of the Port of Long Beach’s Green Port Policy, port tenants were notified through their lease negotiations that their existing wharves were to be retrofitted with cold ironing or ship to shore power infrastructure by 2014, an effort to reduce air pollution from ship emissions and improve local air quality. Biggs Cardosa designed the structural infrastructure required to cold iron, or provide electrical power to berthed container vessels at Pier G, Berth G236. The project was designed and staged so that the tenant’s shipping operations were not interrupted during the construction of the six shore power vaults on the wharves.