The TransPORTer brings the story of the Port of Los Angeles to the community, teaching not only about the impact it has on the local economy, but of the importance of the Port on a global scale.
The Port of Los Angeles TransPORTer program is currently on hiatus. For more information, please email

What is the TransPORTer?

Transporter Interior
The TransPORTer is a 53-foot fully-contained truck, with mobile exhibits and displays focusing on the history, jobs, cargo, equipment, environmental programs and future of the nation’s number one container port, featuring the following exciting, hands-on activities:
  • “Ship to Shore” computer simulation game TransPORTer
  • Interactive map of ship and goods movements
  • Electronic “guess what’s in the container” game
  • “Can you spot the Port images?” aerial photo
  • “Sounds of the Port” listening center

Environmentally Friendly

Designed with the environment in mind, the TransPORTer meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “Smart Truck” standards and includes these environmentally-progressive components:
  • Pulled by a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered truck
  • Uninterruptible power supply electrical system supported by two rooftop solar panel arrays for general electric supply LED lighting
  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered generator
  • Flooring made of recycled materials
  • Freon-free air conditioning units
  • Low rolling resistance tires
Children in the TransPORTer