Port of Los Angeles

San Pedro, CA

Key Facts

The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world’s busiest seaports and leading gateway for international trade in North America and has ranked as the number one container port in the United States each year since 2000.

By the Numbers: In 2019 alone, the Port of Los Angeles’ trade totaled $278 billion, including $32 billion in exports and $246 billion in imports.

Top Exports in 2019

  • Cotton
  • Frozen beef
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts etc.

Top Imports in 2019

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Computers
  • Motor vehicle parts

Top Trading Countries in 2019

  • China
  • Japan
  • Vietnam

About the Port

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s Port®, the nation’s premier gateway for international commerce and the busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere. Located in San Pedro Bay, 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the Port encompasses 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront.

Handling diverse commodities from avocado to zinc, the Port of Los Angeles features both passenger and cargo terminals, including cruise, container, automobile, breakbulk, dry and liquid bulk, and warehouse facilities that manage billions of dollars’ worth of cargo each year. Currently in the midst of a multi-year, $2.6 billion infrastructure investment program aimed at raising the bar for cargo efficiency, the Port is also focused on new technologies to enhance digital information flow throughout the supply chain.

This thriving seaport is also known for groundbreaking environmental initiatives and remains committed to managing resources and conducting developments and operations in both an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner. The Port has also built a strong reputation for its progressive security measures and community engagement. For the last decade, the Port has also been at the forefront of revitalization of the LA Waterfront, improving public access to the water, developing public-friendly amenities and infrastructure, and transforming the harbor shoreline into a world-class visitor destination.