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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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Innovative Training Program for New Longshore Workers

The Port of Los Angeles, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and Pacific Maritime Association have partnered to pilot an innovative training program for new longshore workers. The pilot program, located in Wilmington, provides a new way to teach lashing, a method used to secure containers to a ship.
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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Facts & Figures

Get the Latest Facts & Figures

Looking for at-a-glance information on the Port of Los Angeles? Our Facts and Figures card provides the latest statistics available, based on Calendar Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2017/18 data.
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See Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil on the LA Waterfront

Amaluna runs April 25-June 9 in front of Battleship IOWA. Get 35% off tickets with promo code LASTCHANCE. 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


billion (USD) in 2018


of the nation's containerized cargo in 2018
Connected to

1 in 9

regional jobs in 2018

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