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Welcome to the Port of Los Angeles: America's Port®

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier gateway for international commerce. Located in San Pedro Bay, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, this thriving seaport is recognized for record-setting cargo operations, environmental stewardship, community partnership, progressive security measures, historical landmarks, and the LA Waterfront.

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One Dock Worker Killed, Another Injured in Container Terminal Accident

An industrial accident on Wednesday, May 15 at a Port of Los Angeles container terminal tragically took the life of an International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) worker and seriously injured a second worker. 
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April TEU record

April Container Volumes Break Record at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles handled 736,466 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in April, the busiest April in the Port’s 112-year history.
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Boat Tours

Port Hosts Free Harbor Boat Tours and STEM Funshop on Saturday, May 18

The Port of Los Angeles will host its annual free harbor boat tours and STEM Funshop on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to promote international trade in celebration of World Trade Week. 
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See Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil on the LA Waterfront

Amaluna runs April 25-May 26 in front of Battleship IOWA. Get 15% off tickets with promo code PORTOFLA. Promotional code valid on tickets for select performances.
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We are L.A.’s gateway to the world. For nearly two decades, the Port of Los Angeles has moved more cargo than any other port in the nation, more than doubling volumes during this time. We are a major economic driver for the local, regional and national economy.

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Our commitment goes beyond just cargo. We are dedicated to educating our community about Port operations and the positive impact of international trade. We also serve as a connector to the LA Waterfront, creating opportunities for everyone to have access and enjoyment.

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We are setting the standard for responsible, sustainable growth. Facilitating global change while protecting the environment is a delicate balance at the nation’s busiest seaport. Achieving this balance requires vision, collaboration and commitment.

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container port in North America 2000-2018


million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2018
Cargo Value
Facilitated a cargo value of


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of the nation's containerized cargo in 2018
Connected to

1 in 9

regional jobs in 2018

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