The SoCal Industrial Real Estate Blog enjoys watching the Port of Long Beach evolve.
Each year, when the Port offers free harbor tours from May to Nov. 1, we try to snag a reservation and enjoy the evolution.
Founded in 1911, the 3,200-acre Port of Long Beach is a premier gateway for trade between the United States and Asia The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s busiest seaports, a leading gateway for trade between the United States and Asia. It supports over a million jobs nationally and generates billions of dollars in economic activity each year. Here’s how the numbers break down.
More than 6.7 million 20-foot container units (TEUs)
Cargo valued at $180 billion
63.1 million metric tons of cargo
4,000 vessel calls
The Port’s loaded containers account for:
1/3 moving through all California ports
1/4 moving through all West Coast ports
nearly 1 in 5 moving through all U.S. ports
3,200 acres of land
66 post-Panamax gantry cranes
Shipping terminals (22)
5 break bulk (automobiles, lumber, steel, iron ore)
6 bulk (petroleum coke, salt, gypsum, cement)
5 liquid bulk (petroleum)
Long Beach is the second busiest port in the United States
Long Beach is the 18th busiest container cargo port in the world
If combined, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles would be the world’s eighth-busiest port complex by container volume, after Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China), Busan (S. Korea), Ningbo (China) and Guangzhou (China).
30,000 jobs (about one in eight) in Long Beach
316,000 jobs (or one in 22) in the five-county Southern California region
1.4 million jobs throughout the U.S. are related to Long Beach-generated trade
More than $5 billion a year in U.S. Customs revenues from the Long Beach/Los Angeles ports
About $4.9 billion a year in local, state and general federal taxes from Port-related trade
More than $47 billion in direct and indirect business sales yearly
Nearly $14.5 billion in annual trade-related wages
East Asian trade accounts for more than 90% of the shipments through the Port
Top trading partners by tonnage are; China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Iraq, Australia, Ecuador and Indonesia.
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