The Port of Los Angeles moves more containers than any other port in the Western Hemisphere and is North America’s largest trade gateway based on container volumes and value of trade. With state-of-the-art facilities under continuous modernization, we annually invest in capital improvements to ensure that shippers worldwide have access to a broad selection of carrier and service offerings, superior cargo terminals, outstanding rail transport to and from the U.S. interior, robust drayage resources and an unmatched regional portfolio of warehouse and distribution centers.
With the nation’s largest on-dock rail assets, we offer the highest frequency of intermodal access to 14 major freight hubs across the U.S. Our growing digital technology infrastructure — including the Port Optimizer™ port community system — provides shippers and their supply chain partners reliability, predictability and line-of-sight planning capabilities that help assure maximum cargo efficiency and speed to market.
The Port is a major economic driver at the local, regional, and national levels, and a key generator of jobs, commerce and tourism in Southern California. In California alone, nearly 1 million jobs are related to trade through the Port of Los Angeles.
Facilitating global trade while protecting the environment is a delicate balance at the nation’s largest trade gateway. To strike that balance, the Port is leading the way internationally to reduce air emissions, improve water quality, modernize facilities and cultivate new technologies that will help ensure good jobs and a brighter future for millions of people. Achieving this balance requires far-reaching vision and commitment. From revolutionary air quality initiatives and numerous efforts to incorporate alternative fuels to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the Port is on the forefront of environmental change in the port and maritime industries.