The Port of Los Angeles—America’s Port® and the premier gateway for international commerce—is located in San Pedro Bay, 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, diverse recreational and educational facilities, and visitor-serving LA Waterfront.
The Port is currently increasing supply chain efficiencies, by continuously exploring new technologies and creative ideas that support business competitiveness, environmental sustainability, security, and efficiency. The Port pledges to continue working with supply chain partners, taking innovative approaches to improving the efficiency of marine terminal, trucking, rail and vessel operations.
With an exceptional credit record, the Port maintains an Aa2 bond rating, the highest assigned to any seaport in the United States, operating without the benefit of taxpayer support. The Port also wields tremendous economic impact, generating employment for more than 3.3 million Americans nationwide. In California alone, nearly 1 million jobs are related to trade though the San Pedro Bay Port Complex.
Facilitating global trade while protecting the environment is a delicate balance at the nation’s largest trade gateway. To strike that balance, the Port of Los Angeles is leading the way internationally when it comes to reducing air emissions, improving water quality, modernizing facilities and cultivating the development of new technologies.
The aggressive clean air program at the Port of Los Angeles shows it has reduced pollutants up to 97% in the past 10 years, measured by a detailed inventory of emissions of key pollutants from ships, trucks, locomotives, cargo-handling equipment and small harbor craft. At least half of container, refrigerated and cruise ships calling at the Port are required to run their auxiliary engines on shore-based electricity, which eliminates virtually all emissions at berth.
Complementing its busy terminal operations with green alternatives, the Port of Los Angeles remains committed to managing resources and conducting Port developments and operations in both an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.
The Port of Los Angeles: America’s Port®.