In the latest of a series of major port expansion projects, the Long Beach Harbor Commission has approved a $40-million redevelopment of Pier G, where container terminals will be enlarged and construction of a 1,200-foot wharf will allow docking of a third 950-foot supertanker.
The Pier G project is part of a plan that for 1986 includes the completion of a $45-million expansion of Pier A and initial work on a $123-million landfill project off Pier J.
Also, Wrather Corp., operator of the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose attractions on Pier J, expects to break ground this fall on a $40-million, 350-room hotel expansion--the first phase of a planned $250-million development over the next 15 years.
The work on the port's three main piers is interrelated. With completion of a 24-acre landfill and the replacement of old sheds with a new terminal on Pier A in June, Long Beach Container Terminal will move there from Pier J. That move will allow Maersk Lines Agency to shift operations from Pier G to Pier J and enable two other Pier G tenants, Sea-land Service and United States Lines, to expand their operations.