Named the best seaport in North America by CargoNews Asia for a record 16 times, the Port of Long Beach is the premier gateway for Trans-Pacific trade. And with nearly US$ 4 billion in planned upgrades over the next decade, including the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, the Port will continue to offer world class facilities for generations to come.
More than $180 billion worth of goods move through the Port of Long Beach each year. For what sets the Port apart from others, see the reasons below.
What sets the Port of Long Beach apart...
The Port of Long Beach is served by more than 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports worldwide. Once here, nearly half of all the cargo is moved by rail to the rest of the country, much of it loaded right on dock. The rest doesn't have to travel far. The Port of Long Beach is right in the heart of the most populous region in the Western U.S. Click 'more' for statistics.
The Port of Long Beach is part of the biggest port complex in the United States and the second busiest seaport in the country; ten piers, 80 berths, six container terminals equipped with 66 post-Panamax gantry cranes and one of the deepest dredged main channels in the U.S. at 76 feet. The Port's berths are some of the deepest in the country and can accommodate the largest vessels in the world. Nearby, some 500 million square feet of warehouse and distribution facilities offer support. Those are only some of the reasons by the Port of Long Beach moved more than 6 million TEUs in 2011, the second largest volume in the nation.
The Port of Long Beach invests more than half of its annual budget on facilities improvement and environmental projects.
Projects like "shore power," which allows ships to switch from diesel engines to less polluting landside electricity at berth, not only improves air quality but ensures that the Port's growth is sustainable.