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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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Community ↔ Connection: EXP (formerly ITEP)

Community ↔ Connection: EXP (formerly ITEP)

This second episode of Community↔Connection examines the importance of education, focusing on community investment grant recipient EXP, a nonprofit organization that encourages students from all over Southern California to learn about the maritime industry.
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Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Sign Cooperative Agreement on Sustainability, Environment

Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Sign Cooperative Agreement on Sustainability, Environment

The Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP) have entered into a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on sustainability and environmental issues. 
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Tariffs, Trade War Threaten U.S. Jobs and Economy

Tariffs, Trade War Threaten U.S. Jobs and Economy

The Port has released a new study on the impact of tariffs nationwide: “By The Numbers: Jeopardizing the National Benefits of Trade Through America’s Busiest Port Complex.” 
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Gene Seroka on NBCLA News Conference

Gene Seroka on NBCLA News Conference

The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest port in America and the linchpin of container trade between China and the United States. Conan Nolan with NBCLA talks with the Port's Executive Director Gene Seroka about how the Port is in the middle of the trade war.
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Business

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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Community

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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Environment

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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Ranked
Ranked

#1

container port in North America 2000-2018
Moved
Moved

9.5

million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2018
Cargo Value
Facilitated a cargo value of

$297

billion (USD) in 2018
Handled
Handled

18%

of the nation's containerized cargo in 2018
Connected
Connected to

1 in 9

regional jobs in 2018
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