Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach


In the early 1930s, Morrison-Knudsen applied it’s innovating spirit as it found ways to deal with the perils of the Pacific Ocean when they began a massive expansion of the port with the construction of a breakwater three miles out and over two miles in length. In addition to the construction of this outer breakwater, an inner breakwater was built off Terminal Island with docks for seagoing ships and smaller docks built at Long Beach. In 1946, after World War II, Morrison Knudsen helped establish the Port of Long Beach as America’s most modern port with the completion of the first of nine clear-span transit sheds. Since then the Company has continued contracting on the harbor to keep its designation as the country’s largest port by both tonnage and containers.