Study of the Noise Pollution at Container Terminals and the Surroundings

Noise emitted from container terminals can be a minor irritant at low levels for short periods, but at higher levels and over long periods, it can cause serious annoyance, interfere with work productivity, and in the extreme can have adverse health effects. Generally, the noise has a negative impact on the performance of the different parties involved in the cargo handling activities at the container terminals as well as the life of the residential neighbors. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the noise pollution at the port of Los Angeles and its surroundings, with the following specific objectives: (1) To determine, using noise mapping, the level of noise generated by the cargo handling and transport activities at the container terminals. A noise model of the port and its surroundings will be created, and validated with field measurements. (2) To assess whether the noise level in any area exceeds the relevant noise regulation or guideline, and to identify the key noise source in the area. (3) To provide recommendations for a noise management plan to control and minimize the noise impact.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $89243.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research

      University of Southern California
      650 Childs Way, RGL 107
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
    • Project Managers:

      Valentine, Victoria

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State University, Long Beach

      1250 Bellflower Boulevard
      Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nguyen, Tang-Hung

      Khoo, I-Hung

    • Start Date: 20080815
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26536

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461396
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
    • Contract Numbers: 09-09
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:45PM