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Port of Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles

  Overview

The Port of Los Angeles is the #1 container port by volume in the United States. The Port of Los Angeles has held this distinction consistently since 2000. In 2006, the Port moved an impressive 8.5 million TEUs that established a new national container record.

For the second consecutive year, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record-breaking exports as outbound container volumes surged in 2011 and 2010. As part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative Agenda of 2010, which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over a five-year period, the Port continues to focus on assisting businesses throughout the region to learn the basics of exporting, including costs, risks, finding overseas markets, trade financing and logistics. Export workshops occur throughout the year.

The Port of Los Angeles has nine major container terminals and four dockside intermodal rail yards with direct access to the Alameda Corridor, a 20-mile express railway connecting the Port to the rail hubs in downtown Los Angeles.

  Port Contacts

Jim MacLellan

Director of Trade Development

(310) 732-3870

Gene Seroka

Executive Director

(310) 732-3456

  Capital Development

Main Channel Deepening Project

The project, which will ensure 53-foot-deep access to the Port’s containership berths, is expected to spur further terminal improvement projects that are anticipated to eventually lead to more than 31,000 additional jobs.

TraPac Terminal Expansion

Substantial expansion plans are underway throughout the Port, which include the terminal for TraPac, a unit of Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. This five-year, $274 million program will extend TraPac’s wharves, deepen water depths at berths 144-147, involve a new on-dock rail facility, crane installations and upgrade of 50 acres of backlands.

China Shipping

Undergoing expansion is China Shipping’s terminal, which is nearly doubling in size, to 142 acres.

  Container Facilities

CHINA SHIPPING CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded operation

Owner: West Basin Container Terminal LLC

Equipment: Eight super post-Panamax cranes, Three transtainers; tophandlers; sidehandlers; forklifts; UTRs; bombcarts; on-dock rail facility

http://www.wbct.us

YANG MING CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded operation

Owner: West Basin Container Terminal LLC

Equipment: Five post-Panamax cranes; three Panamax cranes, 13 transtainers; tophandlers; sidehandlers; forklifts; UTRs; bombcarts; on-dock rail facility

http://www.wbct.us

TRAPAC INC. CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded operation

Owner: TraPac Inc.

Equipment: 11 post-Panamax cranes with 100'-gauge and 40-long-ton main hoist capacity, 28,000-sq. ft. maintenance shop;; 546 reefer plugs (wheels); 48 grounded plugs; three portable generators that maintain an additional 96 plugs; wash system for the exterior of containers; wash system for the interior of containers; 10 transtainers; 12 side-handlers; four toplift

http://www.trapac.com

PORT OF LOS ANGELES CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded operation

Owner: Port of Los Angeles

Equipment: Three 50'-gauge cranes; one 34'-gauge crane, Container freight station

http://www.portoflosangeles.org

YUSEN CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo import and export containers grounded

Owner: Yusen Terminals Inc.

Equipment: Four super post-Panamax cranes with 100'-gauge and 60-long-ton main hoist capacity; four post-Panamax cranes with 100'-gauge and 40-long-ton capacity; two Panamax cranes with 50'-gauge and 40-long-ton capacity, 21,937-sq. ft. administration/in-gate building; 23,386-sq. ft. maintenance and repair building with 10 bays; 4,798-sq. ft. marine building; 1,200 wheeled slots (including 500 reefer plugs); 16 entry lanes with six scales; seven exit lanes; near-dock rail facility

http://www.yti.com

EVERGREEN CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; on wheel and grounded

Owner: Seaside Transportation Services, LLC

Equipment: Eight post-Panamax-plus cranes with 100' gauge and 50-long-ton main hoist capacity, Maintenance and repair facility; refrigerated container wash rack; transtainers; top/side handlers; on-dock rail facility

http://www.egala.com

APL TERMINAL/GLOBAL GATEWAY SOUTH CONTAINTER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded

Owner: Eagle Marine

Equipment: 12 post-Panamax 100'-gauge cranes, 55,000' sq. ft. maintenance and repair facility; on-dock rail service accommodates up to 64 five-platform doublestack railcars (equivalent to nearly three full trains); two dedicated lead rail tracks provide flexible entrance/exit points off the main rail line within the Alameda Corridor; gate complex includes intermodal control tower; 13 inbound and 12 outbound lanes; integrated, real-time computer system for vessel, rail and gate operations; 600 refrigerated container plugs; wash system for interior/exterior of containers

http://www.eaglemarineservices.com

APM TERMINALS/PIER 400 CONTAINER TERMINAL

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded

Owner: APM Terminals

Equipment: 14 super post-Panamax 100'-gauge cranes, Administration building; vessel operations building; rail operations building; maintenance and repair facility/multi-purpose dock; on-dock service is designed for 12 loading tracks, each approx. 2500' and capable of handling eight 305' doublestack railcars for a total capacity of 96 railcars; six adjacent storage tracks, each 6400' and capable of handling 21 305' doublestack railcars, for a total capacity of 126 railcars; transportation corridor for rail and highway traffic; three advanced gate complexes with 36 inbound lanes and 20 outbound lanes; 1800 refrigerated container plugs

http://www.apmterminals.com

CALIFORNIA UNITED TERMINALS

Containerized cargo; wheeled and grounded

Owner: California United Terminals

Equipment: 4 Super post-Panamax cranes, Administration building; vessel operations building; on-dock rail; advanced gate complexes with 10 inbound lanes and 10 outbound lanes; refrigerated container plugs

http://www.shipcut.com

  Intermodal Links

ICTF

Near Dock

The Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) is the near-dock railyard located approximately five miles (eight kilometers) from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The $55 million ICTF opened in 1986 as a multi-user facility serving numerous shipping lines. Since its opening, the ICTF has greatly enhanced transcontinental train service, as well as the relay of marine cargo containers between the two Southern California containerports and major railyards near downtown Los Angeles. Operated by Union Pacific Railroad

APL On-Dock Railyard

Global Gateway South is the container facility at Pier 300 on Terminal Island. Operated by Eagle Marine Services Ltd. for APL Limited, the $270 million, 262-acre (106-hectare) container terminal opened in May 1997, and is the largest complex of its kind in North America. One of Global Gateway South's primary features is its on-dock railyard

Maersk On-Dock Railyard

Pairing the world's largest shipping line with the world's largest proprietary container terminal requires an on-dock railyard of enormous capability. The largest on-dock railyard at the Port of Los Angeles is located at the Port's largest container terminal, the 484-acre Pier 400, operated by APM Terminals (a subsiderary of the Danish shipping line, Maersk). The Maersk Railyard is a 40-acre (16-hectare) intermodal facility

  Container Statistics

Item
2013
2012
TEUs
Inbound TEUs
Outbound TEUs

  Port Photos

Port of LA TraPac Container Terminal | MOL ship being guided to the dock at the Port of LA TraPac Container Terminal