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.

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT
Ship-to-shore power, pictured, is just one of the many ways the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are working to transform themselves into zero-emissions operations.
22 Jul 2016
The Port of Long Beach says its power needs won't be threatened by ongoing green efforts.
01 Jun 2016
The Teamsters union is accelerating its efforts to organize harbor truck drivers in Southern California.
17 May 2016
Los Angeles-Long Beach exceptionalism has created unique challenges for the largest U.S. port complex.
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17 May 2016
If the container terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach do not automate, they will soon be unable to handle their growing volumes.
Port of Long Beach
14 May 2016
Decisions by carrier alliances in Southern California shape throughput patterns.
12 May 2016
Containerized imports at the Port of Los Angeles increased as trade flows in the trans-Pacific appear to be returning to normal seasonal patterns.
11 May 2016
Truck turn times at container terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got a bit longer last month, but still remain below what has been described as a new normal for the harbor trucking community.
09 May 2016
California drayage companies are not rushing to take advantage of new legislation that could shield them from fines and penalties if they classify their independent contractor drivers as employees.
06 May 2016
Container traffic at West Coast ports increased in the first quarter of 2016.
04 May 2016
Container volumes have returned to pre-recession levels and carriers are deploying super-post-Panamax ships in the U.S. trades.
03 May 2016
The West Coast ports’ share of Asia imports heading into the United States was shrinking even before congestion nearly paralyzed ports from Long Beach to Seattle last year.
27 Apr 2016
A California Senate committee Wednesday approved legislation that will provide a partial tax exemption for terminal operators that purchase zero- or near-zero-emission cargo-handling equipment, expediting the progress California’s ports are making toward becoming the greenest in the world without significantly increasing the cost of shipping through the ports.