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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, 25 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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Mayor Eric Garcetti Interviews Port of Los Angeles Deputy Executive Director Marla Bleavins

Mayor Eric Garcetti Interviews Port of Los Angeles Deputy Executive Director Marla Bleavins

Mayor Eric Garcetti recently interviewed Deputy Executive Director Marla Bleavins, who discussed her remarkable career with the City of Los Angeles and offered advice for paving a path as a woman and leader.
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Electric Top Handlers

World's First Zero-Emissions Top Handlers

Clean cargo-handling operations at the Port of Los Angeles are taking a giant leap forward with the demonstration of the world’s first zero-emissions top handlers. Joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in celebration of California Clean Air Day on Oct. 2.
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Executive Director Gene Seroka

Executive Director Gene Seroka Addresses LA City Council on Trade War

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka remarks to Los Angeles City Council on the expanding U.S.-China trade war and its effect on Southern California.
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Port Announces Fall & Winter LA Waterfront Event Schedule

Port Announces Fall & Winter LA Waterfront Event Schedule

Though the lazy days of summer are over and kids are back in school, there are still plenty of fun events to enjoy on the LA Waterfront as the fall and winter seasons approach. So gear up and get excited to experience this year’s line-up of great events and activities, just announced by the Port of Los Angeles.
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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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