The China Shipping Container Terminal Environmental Impact Statement/Report contains 30 air quality mitigation measures that were established in 2008 as a result of a terminal expansion project environmental analysis. Learn more about each of the air quality measures and status of compliance below.

To learn more about the other non-air quality focused mitigation measures from the China Shipping EIR, click here.

China Shipping Container Terminal Background

The China Shipping Container Terminal at Berths 97-109 is operated by China Shipping under a lease agreement (Permit No. 999) between China Shipping (North America) Holding Co., Ltd. and Los Angeles Harbor Department. China Shipping operates two berths and a container yard, and shares the on-dock West Basin Intermodal Container Transfer Facility with the adjacent Yang Ming terminal at Berths 121-131.

In March 2001, the Port issued a permit to construct the Berth 97-109 Container Terminal and entered into the lease for the China Shipping Line Company to occupy the terminal. In June 2001, a lawsuit was filed in both state and federal courts alleging that the Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) did not comply with, among other things, CEQA in approving the permit and lease. On October 30, 2002, the State of California Second District Court of Appeals ordered a partial halt to ongoing construction and operation and ordered the preparation of a project-specific EIS/EIR to evaluate the entire proposed project, including elements that already had been built and were in operation. Operations at the terminal officially began in June 2004, upon reaching a settlement between LAHD and the plaintiffs.

In December 2008, The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners certified the Berths 97-109 Container Terminal Project FEIS/FEIR for the construction and operation of the China Shipping Container Terminal Project. The 2008 FEIS/FEIR incorporated a number of mitigation measures into the China Shipping Container Terminal Project to address significant construction and operational impacts, particularly those related to aesthetics, air quality, noise, and transportation. Construction, which was divided into three phases, was largely completed by 2013.

Through an audit conducted by the Port in the fall of 2015, it was discovered that 41 of the 52 mitigation measures from the 2008 EIS/EIR were successfully implemented. There are 11 measures that have not been implemented and the Port has since initiated a supplemental EIS/EIR process to review each of the 11 measures to determine if possible changes are warranted.

The supplemental EIS/EIR is currently being developed and scheduled to be circulated in 2017.

To read the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the China Shipping Container Terminal, click here.