Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in the United States and together with the Port of Long Beach makes Southern California the largest gateway for U.S. imports. The port's seven container terminals are served by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. It is the primary destination for imports from Asia bound for the populous consumer markets of the Midwest.

Gene Seroka at TPM 2017
25 May 2017
Detailing two topics discussed at length at TPM 2017, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka joined JOC.com for a discussion of HPEC — the Harbor Performance Enhancement Center, as well as a new partnership with General Electric Transportation on a portal/information sharing system. "This will provide visibility on cargo coming into Los Angeles 14 days before ship arrival," Seroka said.
12 Feb 2016
APM Terminals plans to retrofit at least five cranes at its Pier 400 terminal at Los Angeles to make them capable of handling fully laden mega-ships of up to 20,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units.
11 Feb 2016
In a sign that U.S. container volumes in 2016 could turn out better than forecast, the Port of Los Angeles last month handled 704,398 twenty-foot-equivalent units, making it the busiest January in the port’s history.
08 Feb 2016
Electrification of container terminals is hugely expensive, but for large ports such as Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, it may be the only way to handle growing cargo volumes in a sustainable manner, the vice president of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association said Monday.
05 Feb 2016
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said he sympathizes with Los Angeles and Long Beach port users seeking less truck congestion and more transparency from the ports’ PierPass program for off-hours truck gates.
04 Feb 2016
U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn Wednesday blasted the Port of Los Angeles for allegedly failing to adhere to pollution-reduction measures promised to the community, which she called a “disturbing trend,” when in fact the port’s 2014 emissions inventory shows the trend has been to meet pollution standards nine years ahead of schedule.
02 Feb 2016
Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye will lead an FMC initiative to work with the private sector to find commercial solutions to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Port of Los Angeles, Gene Seroka at PPNA 2015.
19 Jan 2016
Port of Los Angeles' Gene Seroka on current status of preparations for mega ships as the opening of an expanded Panama Canal approaches in 2016. Seroka details projects such as the Alameda Corridor, planned to handle trains 50 years into the future, the repurposing of land into "peel-off" yards, and revolutionary technology platforms from the U.S. DOT to Uber-like operations for less-than-truckload shipping.
18 Jan 2016
To meet potential California environmental rules, marine terminals in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland would spend billions of dollars more by replacing diesel-powered container-handling equipment with units powered by electricity, according to an engineering report.
18 Jan 2016
The flawless discharge and reloading of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port, proves the Southern California port complex’s efforts to more efficiently handle mega-ships are paying off, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said last week.
15 Jan 2016
Container traffic at the Port of Los Angeles in December declined 4.9 percent from the same month the previous year, reflecting the normal seasonal lull and the loss of a handful of services to the neighboring Port of Long Beach.
06 Jan 2016
After struggling all year with cargo diversion due to labor problems, West Coast ports in November finally turned the corner, registering gains in all categories of container throughput.