Port of Long Beach completes environmental study for Mitsubishi modification project

Port of Long Beach completes environmental study for Mitsubishi modification project
Published: 30 April 2015


The Port of Long Beach announced on Tuesday the completion of an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Mitsubishi Cement Facility Modification Project, a proposed expansion of an unused, existing cement warehouse.  The Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider the adequacy of the final EIR at its regular meeting May 11, and whether to approve the proposed project.

Mitsubishi Cement is proposing modifications to its existing import cement facility which receives bulk cement and cement-like materials (including Portland cement, blast furnace slag, pozzolans, and fly ash) via bulk cargo vessels at Berth F208. The product is stored in a warehouse and loading silos. It is then loaded onto customer trucks via three truck loading racks and transported to local and regional concrete batch plants.

The proposed project would consist of constructing 40,000t of additional storage capacity consisting of storage and loading silos on vacant Port property adjacent to Mitsubishi’s existing facility. The existing site would increase in size from 4.21 acres to 5.92 acres. It would also include installing an emission control system (Dockside Catalytic Control System) to capture and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from ship auxiliary generators at berth, as well as upgrade ship unloading equipment and land side structures.