Port of Long Beach approves Toyota’s green terminal plan
Aug 21, 2018: Toyota Logistics Services has received a go ahead from the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to redevelop its facility at Pier B of the port and build a renewable energy fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station.
Toyota has planned this redevelopment in order to make the operations more efficient.
Toyota operates a marine terminal at the Port where new automobiles are off-loaded from ships, processed and transported off-site via truck and railroad. Construction on the private project is anticipated to begin later this year and be completed in 18 months.
Work will include replacing separate office, car washing, fueling, auto body and other facilities with a new, single building. Plans also call for construction of a 2.3 megawatt fuel-cell power plant and a new fueling station that will include hydrogen.
“Toyota is demonstrating hydrogen fuel as a viable alternative for fueling vehicles,” said Tracy Egoscue, president, Harbor Commission.
“Toyota is one of our oldest customers,” said Mario Cordero, executive director, Port of Long Beach.
“We’ve grown together during a business partnership that’s almost a half-century old, and part of the reason we’ve remained successful is recognizing the need to invest in modernisation projects like this to improve our operations.”