One core team of Port of Los Angeles staff members and consultants who designed and built the Pier 300 mega-container wharf reunited Jan. 11 at their former worksite. 

“This was a massive undertaking for the port at the time, as it set the course for completing our [year] 2020 plan,” said retired general manager Bruce Seaton, who oversaw the project. The project was one contract of 22 that made up the 2020 plan. The 25-person group toured the terminal and took a photo at a plaque they placed at the project’s completion in 1996, which listed the 39 people instrumental in building the wharf.

The $67.3-million Pier 300 project transformed fallow land and new landfill into a 350-acre facility spanning more than 4,000 linear ft of berth space occupied by 16 post-Panamax cranes. The port not only had to stabilize old marsh fill land for the project, it also had to create new landfill and dredge a new deeper channel as well as erect a new rail bridge to handle intermodal cargo flowing in and out of Terminal Island.