North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) facilitated $276 billion in trade during 2019. 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, POLA 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. In addition to supporting an investment program aimed at raised the bar for cargo efficiency, POLA is also focused on new technologies to enhance digital information flow throughout the supply chain.
Facilitating global trade while protecting the environment is a delicate balance at the national’s largest trade gateway. Achieving this balance requires far-reaching vision and 24/7 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 changes in the port and maritime industries.