Los Angeles Harbor                                                              


Los Angeles Harbor, officially known as WORLDPORT LA is the busiest cargo 
terminal in the United States and a leader in international trade, with 
facilities and staff unmatched by any U.S. port. Cargo and passenger vessels 
flying flags of many of the world's nations call here daily, adding to the 
ever-changing tableau of port activity. Visit the World Cruise Center at 
WORLDPORT LA, Berth 93, the busiest passenger port of call on the West Coast. 

Annual Container Volume:

4.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), fiscal year 2000 
3.5 million TEUs, fiscal year 1999

Cargo Tonnage:

101.5 million metric revenue tons, fiscal year 2000 
82.1 million metric revenue tons, fiscal year 1999 

Cargo Value:

$83.1 billion, calendar year 1999 
$79.3 billion, calendar year 1998

Ranking by Container Volume:

2nd busiest port in the United States; 
8th busiest in the world

259,000 jobs in Southern California, one out of every 24 jobs 

Wages: $8.4 billion in Southern California; $1 out of every $23 

$200 million in infrastructure improvements have been completed 
by the Port of Los Angeles, helping to ensure a seamless flow of goods 
movement in the transportation chain. 

The Alameda Transportation Corridor:

As the largest infrastructure project in the nation, the Alameda Corridor 
transportation project will speed the flow of cargo and reduce traffic 
congestion. It is scheduled for completion in 2002.

The Alameda Corridor will consolidate 90 miles (145 kilometers) of railroad 
track age into a single, 20 mile (32 kilometer) rail and highway corridor 
connecting the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles 
railheads and ultimately to the intercontinental rail network. When completed 
in 2001, the corridor will handle up to 100 trains daily at speeds up to 40 
mph (64 kph). The value of trade generated indirectly by the Corridor is 
projected at $253 billion by the year 2010 or 126.5 times its construction 

Pier 300/400 Implementation Program:

The major components of the Program include dredging three-miles (5 
kilometers) of wide navigation channels, as well as development and 
construction of cargo facilities on Piers 300 and 400. Specifically, the 
Program will comprise:

10 new terminal buildings with 350 acres (142 hectares) of redeveloped land 
for container and dry bulk cargo storage.

5,000 lineal feet (1,524 meters) of new, deep-water berths for post panamax 
containerships and large dry bulk carriers.

Five new highway/rail grade separations.

35 miles (56 kilometers) of new railroad track.

A replacement for the Badger Avenue Bridge over the Cerritos Channel.

Batiquitos Lagoon Enhancement Project in San Diego County.

The largest dredging and land reclamation project in United States history.