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.
02 Nov 2016
Discussions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association about a possible extension of the West Coast waterfront contract apparently ended on a positive note.
01 Nov 2016
Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday opened two days of talks on a possible extension of their coastwide contract.
01 Nov 2016
The tightrope that California ports must walk in balancing the commercial needs of their private-sector tenants with the demands of state and local environmental regulators played out last week at events in Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach.
26 Oct 2016
As good as Los Angeles and Long Beach are in attracting strong demand, they must contend with the fractured nature of 15 million TEUs being spread out over 13 terminals.
25 Oct 2016
PierPass meeting with stakeholders could eventually result in a new pricing model for extended gates in LA-LB.
21 Oct 2016
PierPass Inc. discusses possible changes in its model with port stakeholders in LA-LB.
19 Oct 2016
FMC Chairman Mario Cordero expresses concern after receiving staff briefing on analysis of PierPass fee collections and disbursements.
19 Oct 2016
Los Angeles and Long Beach have served as a laboratory for creative measures to cope with the growing container volumes and the surges of cargo from mega-ships that have also challenged other US ports.
The willingness of Total Terminals International's terminal in Long Beach, pictured, to accept Hanjin Shipping containers won't be enough to solve the problem of Hanjin boxes stranded throughout Southern California.
12 Oct 2016
A Long Beach container terminal's willingness to collect Hanjin Shipping containers only solves part of the problem.
10 Oct 2016
Upward of 20,000 empty Hanjin containers remain scattered throughout Southern California with no place to go.
30 Sep 2016
US ports so far have been doing a reasonably good job loading and unloading mega-ships within the required berthing windows, but carriers’ relentless deployment of ever-larger vessels will soon catch up with terminal operators.