Long Beach Container Terminal was completed and opened to the public in 1986. It is currently comprised of 105 acres and eight structures. The terminal is located adjacent to a deep water turning basin on Pier F (formerly known as Pier A), Berths 6 through 10 features 2700 feet of berth line with a minimum 55-foot water depth alongside the dock, the deepest dredged dockside of any U.S. Pacific Coast port. It's proximity adjacent to the southerly end of the Long Beach Freeway between the Harbor and San Diego Freeways provides expedient routes for trucks to speed on their way to the market areas of Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
Access to the terminal is expedited through 11 in-lanes and 5 exit lanes.In 1990 LBCT built an on-dock rail system to expedite the movement of intermodal containers directly from the terminal to points east.
A security system is in place which includes perimeter fence sensors and video surveillance throughout the terminal.