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.
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.
05 Jan 2016
APM Terminals in Los Angeles last week wrote the script for handling the new generation of mega-ships with capacities of 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, turning the massive CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin in 56 hours of operations, averaging 29.1 lifts per crane, per hour, and a total 200 container moves against the vessel each hour.
30 Dec 2015
The time that truckers spend taking delivery of containers inside of marine terminals in Los Angeles is not nearly as long as the drayage industry believes, but there is still room for improvement, the president of PierPass said Tuesday.
29 Dec 2015
Truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are buying as many new and post-2007 model trucks that they can get their hands on in order to take advantage of a tax break that took effect Dec. 18, but time is running out. The accelerated depreciation provision expires at midnight Thursday.
28 Dec 2015
Successfully working the two largest container ships ever to call at a North American port in the same week required an extraordinary effort involving container lines, APM Terminals, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the railroads, chassis providers and three federal government agencies, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said Monday.
26 Dec 2015
The arrival of the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin Saturday morning heralds the new era of mega-ships in the U.S. These vessels, with capacities of 18,000 20-foot container units or larger, will place unprecedented demands on ports to expand cargo-handling capacity and improve marine terminal efficiency.
25 Dec 2015
Terminal operations in Los Angeles-Long Beach are back to normal after a year-long bout with congestion, chassis shortages and labor problems but average trucker turn times in the largest U.S. port complex remain stuck at the unacceptable level of about 90 minutes.