News and Media

The Port of Los Angeles Media Relations Division serves as the primary hub for news and updates from the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Harbor Commission and Los Angeles Port Police.

Our responsive news bureau team serves as the first line of inquiry for reporters and journalists, documentary filmmakers, photographers, and digital news groups in need of Port information, photography and video assets.

Journalists wishing to reach a Port spokesperson may contact one of the media representatives listed below. All media inquiries to other Port divisions or staff are automatically redirected to Media Relations for handling. On weekends and holidays, or during non-business hours, please contact the Los Angeles Port Police at (310) 732-3500 to be connected to the Public Information Officer on duty. 

To be added to the Port's media distribution list, scroll down to the footer of this page to subscribe through eAlerts. After entering your name and email address, be sure to check the NEWS box.

To request photos or video, including b-roll packages, please send an email to Port of Los Angeles News.

Phillip Sanfield
Director of Media Relations
Port of Los Angeles Spokesperson
(310) 732-3568

Port of Los Angeles News
Media Relations Division
(Regular Business Hours)
(310) 732-0430
Rachel Campbell
Media Relations Manager
Port of Los Angeles Spokesperson
(310) 732-3498
Los Angeles Port Police
Public Information Officer on Duty
(Weekends/Holidays/Non-Business Hours)
(310) 732-3500


The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world’s busiest seaports and leading gateway for international trade in the Western Hemisphere. It 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, 25 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.


With the addition of live-streaming press conferences, the Port of Los Angeles provides media the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from their own homes and offices, minimizing contact and the risk of spreading COVID-19.


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