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.

Terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have scrapped a proposed fee on chassis entering their facilities after a regulatory challenge from chassis lessors.
23 Aug 2016
LA-LB terminal operators decide to individually negotiate hosting arrangements with chassis-leasing companies.
30 Mar 2016
A California Superior Court judge Wednesday found the environmental impact report on the BNSF Railway’s proposed near-dock intermodal rail yard in Los Angeles to be inadequate, further delaying construction on a project that has been more than 10 years in the making.
16 Mar 2016
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach appear to be stuck in a new normal of average truck visit times of about 90 minutes, which has been the case now for the past two years, much to the displeasure of harbor truckers who believe a turn time of one hour should be standard.
11 Mar 2016
Container traffic in Los Angeles last month reached a record high for the month of February at the largest U.S. port, and the strong growth of 42 percent over February 2015 could indicate that 2016 will exceed earlier projections of modest growth this year in the trans-Pacific trades. Neighboring Long Beach’s reaching record monthly volume in February further buoys optimism for import demand.
Benjamin Franklin, CMA CGM container ship, at Port of Oakland
06 Mar 2016
With U.S. West Coast ports facing increasing productivity challenges as more mega-ships call their docks, it’s abundantly clear that labor stability is essential if the ports want to keep, and grow, their share of U.S. imports.
03 Mar 2016
Thursday’s announcement by CMA CGM that beginning in May the carrier’s Pearl River Express service will operate each week with mega-ships carrying up to 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units sent West Coast ports into a frenzy of preparatory efforts.
16 Feb 2016
Marine terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach that have collaborated with cargo interests and truckers on creative programs such as dray-offs and free-flow of containers recorded the best gate turn times in January, according to data published by the Harbor Trucking Association. But even those gains weren’t able to speed overall truck turn times much at the top U.S. container port complex.
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.