The Port of Los Angeles - The Premier Port

The Port of Los Angeles, Southern California's gateway to international commerce, is located in San Pedro Bay, just 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. This thriving seaport not only sustains its competitive edge with record-setting cargo operations, but is also known for its groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures and diverse recreational and educational facilities.

The Port of Los Angeles encompasses 7,500 acres, covers 43 miles of waterfront and features 26 cargo terminals, including container, dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, omni and automobile facilities. Combined, these terminals handle approximately 162 million metric revenue tons of cargo annually. In 2005, the Port moved an impressive 7.5 million TEUs, maintaining its rank as the number one containerport in the United States.

The Port is also home to the World Cruise Center, the nation's most secure cruise passenger complex. A $15 million renovation and expansion project at the Cruise Center provides smooth passenger flow and accommodates the world's largest cruise ships, while positioning the terminal as the nation's model for passenger security compliance.

The Port supports local employment by impacting 275,000 shipping-related jobs for the area and region. The Port is also a key player in California's goods movement initiatives, highlighting transportation improvement projects and dockworker safety issues. An active community partner, the Port provides more than $20 million annually in support of a variety of community programs and nonprofit organizations.

Solidifying its role as an environmental steward, the Port remains committed to managing resources and conducting Port developments and operations in both an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner. All of these advancements have contributed to a balanced, flourishing organization that continues to give its customers a distinct, competitive advantage in international trade.

Passenger Amenities and Accommodations

Tourist Destinations

Terminal/Port Specifications:

  • 2850 feet of berth, 37 foot depth
  • 2 terminals accommodating up to 4 vessels simultaneously depending on vessel length.
  • Remodel of main cruise terminal to be completed by September 2002.
  • Plans are in development for additional cruise terminal expansion


Contact Information:

Chris Chase
Marketing Manager

Port of Los Angeles
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Tel: (310) 732-3846

Fax: (310) 831-4896


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