PIER 400



  • Project Client: The Port of Los Angeles, California
  • Dredge Quantity: 52 million cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Cutter Suction Dredge & Clamshell Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: Florida & No. 53


The construction of Pier 400 in Los Angeles Harbor stretched over five and a half years. The 593-acre terminal is now the largest proprietary container terminal in the world, with a total berthing length of 7,190 feet (1.4 miles). Pier 400 will earn the Port of Los Angeles approximately $2,000,000,000 over the next 25 years. The contract included, dredging: 52,500,000 cubic yards by cutter suction, clamshell and trailing suction hopper dredge, rock placement of 9,000,000 tons of quarry run rock and rock armor placement of 1,600,000 tons.