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The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually and supports 1.4 million trade-related jobs across the nation, including 316,000 in Southern California.

As the industry navigates the “Big Ship Era,” the Port of Long Beach is one of the few U.S. ports that can welcome today’s largest vessels.

The Port serves 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Goods moving through the Port reach every U.S. congressional district.

The Port encompasses 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 62 berths and 68 post-Panamax gantry cranes. In 2017, the Port handled more than 7.5 million container units, achieving the busiest year in its 107-year history.

Led by the five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners and Executive Director Mario Cordero, the Port is on track for a green future, pursuing the most aggressive capital improvement program in the nation and creating the world’s most modern, efficient and sustainable seaport. As part of an industry-leading $4 billion capital improvement program this decade, the Port is building some of the most modern, efficient and sustainable marine facilities in the world to accommodate bigger and bigger ships, while generating thousands of new jobs in the region.

The Port of Long Beach prides itself on its culture of excellent customer service and the strong relationships it maintains with industry, community, environmental advocates and partner agencies. It has received many accolades from government and industry for its landmark green initiatives, and industry leaders have named it “The Best Seaport in North America” for 19 of the past 22 years.



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