The Port of Long Beach is leading the way to a new era of innovative and sustainable international trade.
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for transpacific trade, and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. As the second busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at $155 billion annually and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Founded in 1911, Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States, welcoming 5,000 vessels a year. It serves more than 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Goods moving through the Port reach every U.S. congressional district and help support nearly 1.5 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including 300,000 in Southern California.
The Port encompasses 3,200 acres of land with 35 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 80 berths and 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes. In 2011, the Port handled more than 6 million container units.
Led by the five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners and Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle, the Port begins its second century of service with a US$4.5 billion capital improvements program that will create some of the most modern, efficient and sustainable marine terminals in the world while generating as many as 50,000 new, permanent jobs in the region and thousands of temporary construction jobs.
The largest of these capital improvement projects is the redevelopment of Middle Harbor. The $1.2 billion project began construction in 2011 and combines two older terminals into one state-of-the-art facility. When completed in 2020, it will be the country’s most technologically advanced container terminal incorporating shore power, a greatly expanded on-dock rail yard, clean cargo-handling equipment and other cutting-edge technologies. It will double existing capacity while cutting related air pollution in half.
The Port of Long Beach prides itself on its culture of customer service and on building and maintaining strong relationships with industry, community, environmental advocates and partner agencies.
The Port has received accolades from government and industry for its landmark green initiatives, and industry leaders have named Long Beach "The Best Seaport in North America" in 15 of the past 17 years.
Port of Long Beach
925 Harbor Plaza
Long Beach, CA 90801