The Port of Long Beach, Hanjin Shipping Entry Gate Complex designed by Tate Snyder Kimsey Caldwell Architects is located in Long Beach, California, United States. The Hanjin Shipping Company is among the world’s fastest-growing ocean shipping lines, serving major ports on six continents. With the growth of Trans-Pacific trade, the shipping company projected the need to eventually move 500,000 containers a year at the Port of Long Beach. To accomplish this goal, they relocated their terminal from a 57-acre site to a 170-acre site.
To remain competitive, productivity enhancements would have to be incorporated as well as the ability to integrate new technology. The means to achieve these terminal operations improvements addressed issues of traffic flow with the three independent working groups on the terminal; longshoreman, terminal operators and truckers.