PST handles multiple cargoes together — containers, breakbulk and project cargo. In fact, Pasha is the preferred stevedore for general, project and heavy lift cargo of all shapes and sizes: yachts, transformers, heat exchangers, excavators, agricultural equipment, and even windmills.
Strong attention to detail.
The successful movement of project cargo is related to the proper execution of the intricate details involved. Explicit and thorough pre-planning by supervision, steady labor and gearmen is key. Gear specialties are examined and secured or fabricated in advance to ensure smooth operations.
PST dedicates the necessary time, working with consignees and trucking firms to ensure seamless processing in transit for fragile and high-value project cargo. Special hours are arranged to accommodate inland transportation so that trucks can make late-night curfews for over-the-road inland transportation.
Whether cargo is loaded ex dock or discharged direct to water, rails or trailers, PST has the experienced professionals and equipment to do the job right.
Forest products demand careful handling. To avoid damage yet maximize production during vessel discharge, newsprint is moved by vacuum lifts and plywood is handled with lumber blades as they are transported into warehouses for storage, sorting and truck delivery.
PST currently has a total of five spacious warehouses (close to half-a-million square feet), ideal for weather-sensitive forest products, such as newsprint, linerboard, and plywood because even in Southern California, covered storage is needed to protect these shipments from occasional weather elements.
Our large warehouses’ interiors accommodate multiple sub-sorts of cargo for customized delivery instructions. Truck loading bays are located along the entire length of these sheds, making delivery to trucks quick and efficient.
From ship's hold to dock to rails, PST is unrivaled in its achievement of continuous, simultaneous vessel discharge, railcar loading, terminal operations and truck delivery.
After discharging 13- to 44-foot-long, 10- to 27-ton steel slabs using the shore gantry crane, our extra-long wheelbase heavy-lift Taylor forklifts transport them to the 100-MT Mi-Jack RTG bridge crane, which proceeds to load them onto railcars that were jointly designed specifically for this operation by the BNSF Railroad, California Steel Industries and PST.
We also have a MJ150 and a MJ100, the newest, cleanest rubber tired gantry crane (RTG), to support expanding operations.
The new 52.5-feet-long cars, 12.5 feet shorter than the older cars, handle loads of 240,000 pounds, compared to the older limit of 180,000 pounds. The new cars are built with safety uprights to eliminate slab shifting or rotating, often referred to as "helicoptering."
These improvements offer many advantages for both the operator and the public as they increase capacity, production, and safety, while shortening overall train lengths. Through BNSF's special investment, these new cars allow more slabs per train, more weight per car and more safety for the community. PST also invested in new tractors and equipment to support the higher production and capacity of the cars.