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The Port of Los Angeles is an ecosystem of non-stop maritime, trade, and tourism activity that connects a vast community of people who work here at America's Port®.

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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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LA Board of Harbor Commissioners Approves $1.6 Billion Fiscal Year 2019/20 Budget

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a $1.6 billion fiscal year (FY) 2019/20 Annual Budget for the Port of Los Angeles.
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Peruvian Tall Ship Unión Visits the LA Waterfront

The Unión will be open for free public tours at Berth 91, Thursday, June 20-Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No appointment or tickets necessary.
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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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Executive Director Gene Seroka on Freakonomics Radio Live!

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka was recently featured on Freakonomics Radio Live!, recorded in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. Jump to the 33:10 mark to hear him discuss exports, tariffs, and trade with China.
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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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regional jobs in 2018

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