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From the clothes you wear to the computer you work on to the food you eat, the Port of Los Angeles plays a role in your everyday life. 

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. 

2017 was a record year for the Port of Los Angeles, having moved more cargo than in any time in its 110-year history. With 9,343,192 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) moved, the Port has also set the record for most moved cargo by a Western Hemisphere port annually.

    The TransPORTer exhibit features displays focusing on the history, jobs, cargo, equipment, environmental programs and future of the nation’s number one container port.

The TransPORTer is a 53-foot fully-contained, mobile exhibit
featuring exciting, hands-on activities:

  • “Ship to Shore” computer simulation game TransPORTer kids2
  • 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


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
  • UPS electrical system that is supported by two photovoltaic panel arrays for general electric supply LED lighting
  • UPS 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

    Bring the excitement and activity of the Port to your school.  TransPORTer visits are available to schools in the Los Angeles area.  A minimum participation of 400 students is required. To book your visit, fill out the electronic request form and e-mail to TransPORTer@portla.org
  • TransPORTer Community event

    Click here for FAQs about the TransPORTer

    Click here for the TransPORTer School Visit Request form.

    Click here
    to download the TransPORTer Coloring Book.








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