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Port of Long Beach

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

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.

Export /Import requirements

The Export/Import requirements of the Port of Long Beach are as follows:

  1. All containers must be fumigated before shipment.
  2. A Certificate of Origin must be obtained from the country of origin for all shipments.
  3. A Bill of Lading must accompany all shipments.
  4. A Shipper’s Letter of Instruction must be obtained from the shipper for all shipments.
  5. All shipments must be insured.
  6. All shipments must be registered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

1 - Address925 Harbor Plaza P.O. Box 570 Long Beach, CA 90801-0570 United States

2 - Port AuthorityLong Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners

3 - Phone562 437 0041

4 - Fax562 901 1733

5 - Email[email protected]

6 - Coordinates33º 44' 18'' N, -118º -11' -35'' W

7 - Decimal33.73858, -118.1933227

8 - UN/LOCODEUSLGB

9 - Port TypeDeepwater Seaport

10 - Port SizeVery Large

11 - Websitewww.polb.com

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide4 feet

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel61 - 65 feet 18.6 - 19.8 meters

Cargo Pier56 - 60 feet 17.1 - 18.2 meters

Mean Tide

Anchorage46 - 50 feet 14 - 15.2 meters

Oil Terminal51 - 55 feet 15.5 - 16 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeMedium

ShelterExcellent

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeCoastal Breakwater

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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