Facts and Figures [2017]


The Port of Los Angeles Facts and Figures card provides at-a-glance statistics for the Port of Los Angeles, based on Calendar Year (CY) 2017 and Fiscal Year (FY) 2016/17 data. Note: The Port of Los Angeles' Fiscal Year is July 1 through June 30.

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AT-A-GLANCE

  • 9.3 million TEUs handled in 2017
  • 7,500 acres (3,200 water, 4,300 land)
  • 43 miles of waterfront
  • -53’ main channel water depth
  • 26 passenger and cargo terminals
  • 15 marinas with 3,736 recreational vessel slips and dry docks
  • 86 ship-to-shore container cranes
 

TRADE VOLUME

The Port of Los Angeles ranks as the #1 container port in the United States and North America. A trailblazer in record-setting cargo operations, in 2017 the Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo than in any time in its 110-year history, and leads the way in supply chain efficiency and maritime shipping digitization with the launch of Port Optimizer™, a first-of-its-kind information portal developed in collaboration with GE Transportation.
 

  2017 2016
Automobiles
Cargo Tonnage
Container Volume
Cruise Ships | Passengers
Vessel Arrivals (All Types)
236,956 (CY)
198 MMRT (FY)
9.3 million TEUs (CY)
109 | 498,848 (CY)
1,843 (CY)
199,027 (CY)
183 MMRT (FY)
8.8 million TEUs (CY)
118 | 601,541 (CY)
2,050 (CY)
Top Five Containerized Imports: (CY, in TEUs) furniture
(588,190)
auto parts
(333,174)
apparel
(320,272)
electronics
(221,437)
footwear
(216,258)
furniture
(491,186)
auto parts
(381,110)
apparel
(283,124)
electronics
(218,938)
plastics
(184,836)
Top Five Containerized Exports:
(CY, in TEUs)
paper/wastepaper
(222,384)
pet/animal feed
(173,533)
scrap metal
(115,435)
fabrics
(114,492)
soybeans
(81,564)
paper/wastepaper
(278,351)
pet/animal feed (209,983)
scrap metal
(100,141)
fabrics
(86,084)
soybeans
(51,160)
Top Five Trading Partners:
(CY, in cargo value)
China/Hong Kong
($145 billion)
Japan
($36 billion)
Vietnam
($18 billion)
South Korea
($14 billion)
Taiwan
($13 billion)
China/Hong Kong
($137 billion)
Japan
($39 billion)
Vietnam
($15 billion)
South Korea
($15 billion)
Taiwan
($12 billion)
Top Five Foreign Trade Routes:
(CY, percentage of total value)
Northeast Asia
(72%)
Southeast Asia
(21%)
Indian Subcontinent
(2%)
Northern Europe
(1%)
Mexico/Central America
(1%)
Northeast Asia
(76%)
Southeast Asia
(16%)
Indian Subcontinent
(2%)
Northern Europe
(1%)
Mexico/Central America
(1%)

Financial Portfolio

The Port of Los Angeles is not supported by City of Los Angeles taxes; revenues are instead derived from fees for shipping services and leasing of facilities. The Port has an AA bond rating with a stable outlook, the highest rating given to a port without taxing authority.
 

  2017 2016
Cargo Value $284 billion (CY) $272 billion (CY)
Adopted Budget $1.2 billion (FY) $1 billion (FY)
Operating Revenue $475 million (FY) $436 million (FY)
Operating Expenses $228 million (FY) $226 million (FY)
Capital Improvement Program $93 million (FY) $148 million (FY)

Economic Impacts

The Port of Los Angeles and neighboring Port of Long Beach comprise the San Pedro Bay port complex, which handles more containers per ship call than any other port complex in the world. When combined, the two ports rank as the world's 9th busiest container port complex.
 

Port of Los Angeles San Pedro Bay Port Complex
(Port of Los Angeles + Port of Long Beach)
147,000 jobs in Los Angeles (1 in 13) 190,000 jobs in Los Angeles/Long Beach (1 in 12)
526,000 jobs in five-county region (1 in 17) 992,000 jobs in five-county region (1 in 9)
1.6 million jobs throughout the U.S. 2.8 million jobs throughout the U.S.
41% of west coast’s market share 73% of west coast’s market share
18% of nation’s market share 32% of nation’s market share