Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach, also known as America’s Port, is the second busiest container in the United States and is located in Long Beach, California. The port occupies 3,200 acres of land with 43 miles of waterfront. It is the major shipping port for Los Angeles and handles more containerized cargo than any other port in North America. The port is a leading gateway for trade between the United States and Asia, taking more than $200 billion annually. The port is also the largest producer of shipping containers in North America. More than 7 million containers pass through the port each year. The port is home to the world’s largest shipping container terminal, the Long Beach Container Terminal. The terminal is operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), the largest container terminal in North America. The terminal has a capacity of more than 2.6 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). The port also features the world’s giant crane, the Super Post-Panamax Gantry Crane. The crane can lift containers weighing up to 85 tons. The port is served by two railroads, the Union Pacific Railroad and the BNSF Railway. The port is also served by several highways, including Interstate 710, Interstate 405, and State Route 47.
The Export/Import requirements of the Port of Long Beach are as follows:
- All containers must be fumigated before shipment.
- A Certificate of Origin must be obtained from the country of origin for all shipments.
- A Bill of Lading must accompany all shipments.
- A Shipper’s Letter of Instruction must be obtained from the shipper for all shipments.
- All shipments must be insured.
- All shipments must be registered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Address925 Harbor Plaza P.O. Box 570 Long Beach, CA 90801-0570 United States
Port AuthorityLong Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners
Phone562 437 0041
Fax562 901 1733
Coordinates33º 44′ 18” N, -118º -11′ -35” W
Port TypeDeepwater Seaport
Port SizeVery Large
Mean tide4 feet
Channel61 – 65 feet 18.6 – 19.8 meters
Cargo Pier56 – 60 feet 17.1 – 18.2 meters
Anchorage46 – 50 feet 14 – 15.2 meters
Oil Terminal51 – 55 feet 15.5 – 16 meters
Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length
Harbor TypeCoastal Breakwater
0-24 Ton Lifts
25-49 Ton Lifts
50-100 Ton Lifts
100+ Ton Lifts
and Highly reliable
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