My News LA: New Funding to Support Twin Ports of San Pedro Bay Complex

By Staff

The twin ports of the San Pedro Bay Complex are expected to receive more than $112 million for construction upgrades, operations and maintenance activities, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, announced Monday.

Padilla, who serves as the chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, said the funding will come as part of the 2024 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan.

“The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach move 40% of the nation’s container imports, transporting the goods that power our economy,” Padilla said in a statement. “I am glad to see the Army Corps heed my call to fund these crucial upgrades that will bolster global supply chains and make long overdue repairs to the ports.”

According to Padilla’s office, the infrastructure repairs for piers and wharfs at the San Pedro Ports will strengthen supply chain networks that the nation depends upon.

The Port of Long Beach alone owns and maintains approximately 31 miles of waterfront facilities which will immediately benefit from these funds. The Port of Los Angeles estimates the total need for expanded uses, navigation maintenance, and repair projects at $6.7 billion. Pending projects at the port of L.A. include seismic safety upgrades, wharf and fender repairs, pile replacements, sediment removal and remediation, and improvements to slips and channels.

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