The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world’s busiest seaports and a 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.
As a department of the City of Los Angeles (also known as the Los Angeles Harbor Department) the Port of L.A. is a major economic driver at the local, regional, and national levels, and a key generator of jobs, commerce and tourism in Southern California. One in nine jobs in the greater Los Angeles region is now connected to the San Pedro Bay Port Complex.
Located 25 miles south of the City Center, the Port of Los Angeles encompasses 4,200 acres of land and 3,300 acres of water. It features both passenger and cargo terminals, including automobile, breakbulk, container, dry and liquid bulk, and warehouse facilities.
The Port of Los Angeles is known for groundbreaking environmental initiatives, with a strong commitment to managing resources and conducting developments and operations in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner. Under the leadership of Port Executive Director Gene Seroka, the Port of Los Angeles is focused on ‘smart port’ technologies to improve the reliability, predictability, and efficiency of the flow of cargo across global seaborne trade. Both competitive and collaborative, the Port is an established leader of maintaining an efficient, sustainable supply chain, and a trailblazer in modernization and cybersecurity.
For the last two decades, the Port has also been at the forefront of the revitalization of the LA Waterfront, improving public access to the water, developing public-friendly amenities and infrastructure, and transforming the L.A. Waterfront into a world-class visitor destination.