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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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Port Police Deploys Dive Crew, Sonar Equipment to Assist in Santa Barbara

Los Angeles Port Police have dispatched a six-member dive crew and specialized sonar equipment to Santa Barbara County to assist federal, state and local officials in search and recovery efforts after a tragic boat fire that claimed the lives of 34 people.
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Melvin Jones

Port of Los Angeles gardener, former Hollywood stuntman has stories to tell

You might not recognize his name, but you have likely seen his work. Long before Melvin Jones became a gardener at the Port of Los Angeles, he was familiar with the Port as prime filming location during his career as a Hollywood stuntman.
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Executive Director Gene Seroka

Executive Director Gene Seroka Addresses LA City Council on Trade War

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka remarks to Los Angeles City Council on the expanding U.S.-China trade war and its effect on Southern California.
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China Shipping FEIR

Commission to Consider China Shipping Final SEIR on Oct. 8

The Port of Los Angeles has released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Berths 97-109 (China Shipping) Container Terminal Project. The Los Angeles Harbor Commission will consider certification of the Final SEIR at a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8th.
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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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