The $1.3 billion Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project is creating the world’s greenest container shipping terminal — nearly all electric and zero emissions. Equipped with the most advanced technologies in North America, the new facility will handle twice as much cargo as the two terminals it replaces, while dramatically cutting air pollution. The modernized wharf can handle the world’s largest ships and will strengthen the Port’s competitiveness and the local economy.
Construction began in 2011 and is expected to take about eight years. The first of two phases opened in 2016. Orient Overseas Container Line, a major Hong Kong-based shipping line, agreed in 2012 to a 40-year lease to operate the new terminal through its subsidiary Long Beach Container Terminal.
Senior Civil Engineer
Port of Long Beach
Francisco Aragon has more than 15 years of experience in civil engineering and construction management in both public and private sector projects. Currently, Mr. Aragon is managing the $1.3 billion Middle Harbor Construction Program at the Port of Long Beach. Some of the projects he has managed at the Port include the Container Yard/Intermodal Yard Phase 2, Slip Fill, and the Battery Exchange Building. Other projects he has worked on include the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, Maya Angelou Community HS, Young Oak Kim Academy, and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. His experience also includes construction master planning, constructability, and sustainable engineering design.
Mr. Aragon earned his Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in Civil Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles in 2003. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Wednesday, February 14
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