Terminal Transformation

by Larry W. Nye, P.E., Vice President; Moffatt & Nichol; Long Beach, California.,
Richard K. Johnson, P.E., Principal; KPFF Consulting Engineers in Seattle.,
Thomas J. McCollough, P.E., Vice President; Moffatt & Nichol; Seattle,
Frank Davidson, P.E., Project Manager; Port of Tacoma and Kwajalein Range Services on Kwajalein Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands.,
Bradley Erickson, P.E., Project Manager; Port of Tacoma and U.S. Ports and Harbors for Westmar Consultants in Bellevue, Washington.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 10, Pg. 52-57

Document Type: Feature article


Infrastructure improvements ranging from the extension and strengthening of an existing wharf to the construction of an intermodal rail yard are turning a 30-year-old cargo-handling facility at Port of Tacoma into the largest West Coast container Terminal north of Los Angeles. (This article was adapted from the paper Transforming Pierce County Terminal from a General Cargo Terminal to a Modern Intermodal Container Terminal, which was presented at Ports 2004, a conference held in Houston in May 2004 under the sponsorship of the Coast, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE.)

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Rail transportation | Infrastructure construction | Freight transportation | Freight terminals | Container shipping | Terminal facilities

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