From the clothes you wear to the computer you work on to the food you eat, the Port of Los Angeles plays a role in your everyday life. The TransPORTer brings the story of the Port of Los Angeles to the community, teaching not only about the impact it has on the local economy, but of the importance of the Port on a global scale. Last year alone, 7.9 million 20-foot containers full of imported and exported goods made their way through the Port of Los Angeles.
The TransPORTer exhibit features displays focusing on the history, jobs, cargo, equipment, environmental programs and future of the nation’s number one container port.
The TransPORTer is a 53-foot fully-contained, mobile exhibit featuring exciting, hands-on activities:
- “Ship to Shore” computer simulation game
- Interactive map of ship and goods movements
- Electronic “guess what’s in the container” game
- Video-taped oral histories
- “Sounds of the Port” listening center
Designed with the environment in mind, the TransPORTer meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “Smart Truck” standards and includes these environmentally-progressive components:
- Pulled by a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered truck
- UPS electrical system that is supported by two photovoltaic panel arrays for general electric supply LED lighting
- UPS electrical system supported by two rooftop solar panel arrays for general electric supply LED lighting
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered generator
- Flooring made of recycled materials
- Freon-free air conditioning units
- Low rolling resistance tires
Bring the excitement and activity of the Port to your school. TransPORTer visits are available to schools in the Los Angeles area. A minimum participation of 600 students is required. To book your visit, fill out the electronic request form and e-mail to TransPORTer@portla.org.
Click here for the TransPORTer School Visit Request form.
Click here to download the TransPORTer Coloring Book.