Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s Port®—the nation’s #1 container port and the global model for sustainability, security, and social responsibility.
We deliver value to our customers by providing superior infrastructure and promoting efficient operations that maintain our essential role in the nation’s economy and transportation network as North America’s preferred gateway and a catalyst for job growth
When measured by container throughput, the Port has consecutively ranked as the number one port in the United States since 2000.
The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere, sustaining its rank as number one in the U.S. for more than 20 years with record volumes for containerized trade. Located in San Pedro Bay, 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the Port encompasses 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront.
Featuring various commodities from avocado to zinc, the Port’s marine terminals manage a diverse portfolio of cargo-handling operations, including container, cruise and ferry, automobile, breakbulk, dry and liquid bulk and warehouse facilities that manage billions of dollars’ worth of cargo each year.
Throughout the pandemic, all cargo terminals at the Port of Los Angeles have remained open and operational, keeping cargo flowing as an essential service to the nation. Executive Director Gene Seroka leads the Port’s response to this global health crisis and concurrently serves as Chief Logistics Officer for the City of Los Angeles, overseeing Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA), a COVID-19 response effort that matches suppliers with local health care providers and others throughout the supply chain with PPE and other supplies.
An industry linchpin, the Port is an established leader of maintaining an efficient, sustainable supply chain, and a trailblazer in modernization and cybersecurity, taking a leadership role in adopting new technologies to improve the reliability, predictability, and efficiency of the flow of cargo across global seaborne trade. Examples of this forward-thinking are demonstrated in the Port’s partnership with GE Transportation, a Wabtec company, in the 2016 launch of the digital information portal Port Optimizer™ and companion data tools Signal and Return Signal, launched in 2020. The Port has also partnered with IBM to design and operate a first-of-its-kind Port Cyber Resilience Center focused on detecting and protecting against malicious cyber incidents potentially impacting cargo flow.
During these challenging times, development and construction continue at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port will invest $2.6 billion in infrastructure improvement projects through 2025, with a focus on improving the efficiency of goods movement across the supply chain. Both competitive and collaborative, the Port of Los Angeles serves as an economic bellwether and the premier international trade gateway of Southern California.