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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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Tariffs creating higher prices, lower U.S. profits and uncertainty

As the U.S. considers further actions on imports from China, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka submitted the following comments to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, on the matter.
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Norman Arikawa Named 2019 Outstanding Citizen Diplomat

NormanArikawa, Trade Development Manager at the Port of Los Angeles, has been honored as the 2019 Outstanding Citizen Diplomat by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles (IVCLA).
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May 2019 was Busiest May in Port's History

The Port of Los Angeles moved 828,662 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May, the busiest May in the Port’s 112-year history. The volumes reflect growth of 7.8% compared to last May. For the first five months of 2019, Port volumes have increased 5.2% compared to the same period last year.
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A Not-to-Be Missed Summer on the LA Waterfront

The sun is shining, school is out and there’s no better time to check out all there is to see and do on the LA Waterfront at 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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of the nation's containerized cargo in 2018
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