Built Structure, Construction Machinery, Crane - Construction Machinery, Distribution Warehouse, Equipment
Los Angeles, California, USA - August 23, 2013: Huge loading-unloading cranes stand in succession on Terminal Island where corporate entities APM Terminals, Maersk Sealand and the Port of Los Angeles operate Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles. High temperatures and a long lens create the phenomenon of heat haze. This facility is the largest single proprietary terminal in the world. With a total of 484 acres, it can accommodate 8,000 wheeled and 17,000 grounded containers. Its centerpiece is a 40-acre on-dock rail facility with over 5 miles of working track, which can accommodate 4 double-stack trains. It links to a 20-mile railroad expressline called the Alameda Corridor that connects the port of Los Angeles to the transcontinental rail network. By moving containers bound for inland destinations directly at the on-dock rail facility and through the Alameda corridor, over 1,000 truck moves per day are eliminated, resulting in reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality.