Container Terminal Gates Flexible Design for a Dynamic Environment

by Larry Nye, Moffatt & Nichol, Long Beach, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


A paper entitled 'Container Terminal Gate Efficiency Hinges on Flexibility' was presented at ASCE Ports '89 by Larry Nye of Cash & Associates Engineers. The paper summarized the findings of a gate study commissioned in 1987 by Sea-Land Service, Inc. In 1989, Cash and Associates Engineers was selected by the Port of Long Beach as the prime design consultant for the West Seventh Street Container Terminal. The design scope included terminal planning, gate design and building design. The project presented an opportunity to incorporate the study's recommendations into a new facility and test their validity and effectiveness. Another product of the original study was a computer program developed to size a gate facility and predict queuing. The program was used to arrange and size the West Seventh Street gate complex. This paper will attempt to show how the information and recommendations from the original study were used to design the W. Seventh Street Terminal and how the performance of the new terminal gate has either validated or modified those recommendations. The paper will also show how the resulting body of information has been applied to the design of the new Berths 266-270 Container Terminal Gate in Long Beach.

Subject Headings: Container shipping | Building design | Ports and harbors | Consulting services | Streets | Beaches | Highway and road design | Berths

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