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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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Gene Seroka Discusses $41 Million CARB Grant

On KPCC’s “Take 2” radio program, Port of Los Angeles' Executive Director explains how the Port, Toyota, Shell and Kenworth plan to use a $41 million grant to reduce air emissions with zero-emission and near zero-emission equipment.
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Port of Los Angeles Becomes First U.S. Member of IPCSA

The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) has announced a further significant expansion of its global membership, welcoming the association’s first member from the United States – the Port of Los Angeles. 
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Port Wins its Second Award for Harbor Boulevard & Park Plaza Improvements Project

The Port of Los Angeles’s Harbor Boulevard and Plaza Park improvement project has been selected by the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) of the American Society of Civil Engineers as Outstanding Roadway and Highway Project of the Year 2018.
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For 3rd Consecutive Year, Port Breaks All-Time Record

The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2018 than any time in its 111-year history, racking up 9,458,749 TEUs. It's the third consecutive year of record volumes for the nation’s #1 gateway for containerized trade and the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port.
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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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