About the Port in 150 Words
The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world’s busiest seaports and leading gateway for international trade in the Western Hemisphere, and has ranked as the number one container port in the United States each year since 2000. The Port is a major economic driver at the local, regional, and national levels, and a key generator of jobs, commerce and tourism in Southern California. Located along 43 miles of waterfront, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in San Pedro Bay, the Port encompasses 7,500 acres of land and water, and features both passenger and cargo terminals, including automobile, breakbulk, container, dry and liquid bulk, and warehouse facilities. The Port is strongly committed to developing innovative, sustainable operations that benefit the economy, environment, and quality of life for the communities it serves, focusing on supply chain efficiency, upgrading infrastructure, and transforming the LA Waterfront into a world-class visitor destination.