Logistics Industry Locations: Bold Moves

Locations that foster logistics success benefit companies seeking to reach customers in record time with quality service.

The Port Of Long Beach, California: The Port Of Choice

The Port of Long Beach is a global leader in operational excellence and top-notch customer service, moving cargo with reliability, speed and efficiency—making it the premier U.S. gateway for Trans-Pacific trade.

As part of the nation’s busiest port complex, the Port of Long Beach handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million trade-related jobs across the United States, including 575,000 in Southern California and one in five jobs in Long Beach.

Port of Long Beach, California
Spanning 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, Port of Long Beach in California can accommodate the largest shipping vessels in the world. (Photo: Courtesy of Port of Long Beach)

 

Spanning 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 72 post-Panamax cranes and some of the deepest berths in the country, the Port’s world-class facilities can accommodate the largest shipping vessels in the world.

With a keen eye toward building a successful, sustainable future, the Port is pursuing long-term capital improvements. In 2021, the Port completed the final phase of the world’s most technologically advanced container terminal, the Long Beach Container Terminal at Middle Harbor. In the next 10 years, the Port is planning $2.2 billion in modernization projects, including $1.5 billion in on-dock rail projects.

The Port of Long Beach is proactively working to handle the ongoing surge in cargo shipments brought on by consumer demand for imports. Through day-to-day efforts by labor and terminal operators, the Port is processing record amounts of cargo—with 9.13 million TEUs in 2022.

A new data solution known as the “Supply Chain Information Highway” is being rolled out from Long Beach to other ports and stakeholders across the country to offer the industry a flexible, safe source of data.

By operating Foreign Trade Zone 50, the Port of Long Beach lessens the impacts of tariffs and eliminates customs clearance delays by having shipments delivered directly to qualifying businesses within Orange County and parts of San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.

Customers choose the Port of Long Beach for the most dependable, cost-effective and fastest delivery of goods in the world, along with the strong relationships it maintains with industry, community, environmental advocates and partner agencies.

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