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.

23 Jan 2017
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are moving aggressively to ensure there will be enough dockworkers to handle cargo in the largest US port complex.
22 Dec 2015
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are taking a fresh look at short haul-rail of containers to an inland cluster of distribution centers as a way to combat systemic congestion at the largest North American container gateway.
18 Dec 2015
U.S. Federal Maritime Chairman Mario Cordero said he's prepared to try to shut down the PierPass program at the Southern California ports via a federal injunction if an agency review of the program finds it to be in violation of the Shipping Act and terminal operators don’t move fast enough to address his concerns.
17 Dec 2015
Los Angeles and Long Beach have regained much of the market share they lost this past year because of port congestion and labor issues, and they will grow in the years ahead through massive investments in infrastructure and cutting-edge process improvements in cargo-handling, the top executives as both ports said this week.
14 Dec 2015
The brand new the 17,859 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin will on Dec. 26 become the largest vessel to call at the Port of Los Angeles, ushering in the age of the mega-vessel on the trans-Pacific.
11 Dec 2015
A fourth employer has reached agreement with the union representing clerical workers at shipping lines and terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach.
10 Dec 2015
PierPass Inc. has been a lightening rod for criticism from cargo interests and truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach for an alleged lack of transparency in the funding of night and weekend gates, but an initial Federal Maritime Commission review uncovered no glaring problems with the entity that manages the extended-gates program.
09 Dec 2015
The revolutionary arbitration system contained in the new West Coast waterfront contract should significantly reduce the number of dockworker challenges involving technology and automation and will help to foster port growth in the coming years, the president of the Pacific Maritime Association said Tuesday.
Port of Los Angeles
25 Nov 2015
The Port of Los Angeles' Christopher Chase on the impact of the 2014/2015 West Coast labor disruption, e-commerce and inland distribution.
24 Nov 2015
A decision on whether BNSF Railway will be allowed to build an intermodal container transfer facility considered crucial to growth at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be made next spring.
23 Nov 2015
Truckers calling in Los Angeles-Long Beach are experiencing the lowest in-terminal service times since longshore labor issues in the fall of 2014 created the worst port congestion in more than a decade, according to the organization that represents the 13 container terminals in the largest U.S. port complex.
23 Nov 2015
Beneficial cargo owners and truckers continue to challenge fees they incurred for the late pickup or return of containers during the West Coast port congestion problems this past year, but with decidedly mixed results.