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Encyclopedia > Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles
 
General Information
Founded December 9, 1907
Coordinates
 - Latitude
 - Longitude

33º42'39" N
118º14'59" W
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

7500 acres
4200 acres
3300 acres
Available Berths 270
Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004)
Annual container volume 7.3 million TEUs (FY 2005)
Annual cargo tonnage 162.1 million metric revenue tons (FY 2005)
Value of cargo handled $148.5 billon USD (CY 2004)
Cruise Traffic 1.10 millon passengers (FY 2005)
Value of cargo handled $148.5 billon USD (CY 2004)
Total Operating Revenue $351.5 millon USD (FY 2004)
Net Income $90.9 millon USD (FY 2004)
Board of Harbor Commissioners
President
Vice President
S. David Freeman
Jerilyn López Mendoza
Commissioners


Kaylynn L. Kim
Douglas P. Krause
Joseph R. Radisich
Executive Director Geraldine Knatz
Official Website

The Port of Los Angeles is located on San Pedro Bay in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, approximately 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown. Also called Los Angeles Harbor and WORLDPORT LA, the port complex occupies 7,500 acres (30 km²) of land and water along 43 miles (69 km) of waterfront. It adjoins the separate Port of Long Beach. Image File history File links Pola. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... 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It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... A fiscal year or financial year is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... San Pedro Bay is an inlet on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, United States. ... San Pedro is a community within Los Angeles, California, annexed in 1909 and a major seaport of the area. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... The Bunker Hill district of Downtown Los Angeles as seen from USC, which makes up most of Downtowns skyline. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ...

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History

The south-facing San Pedro Bay was originally a shallow mudflat, too soft to support a wharf. Visiting ships had two choices: stay far out at anchor and have their goods and passengers ferried to shore; or beach themselves. That sticky process is described in Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., who was a crewmember on an 1834 voyage that visited San Pedro Bay. Phineas Banning greatly improved shipping when he dredged the channel to Wilmington in 1871 to a depth of 10 feet. The port handled 50,000 tons of shipping that year. Banning owned a stagecoach line with routes connecting San Pedro to Salt Lake City, Utah and to Yuma, Arizona, and in 1868 he built a railroad to connect San Pedro Bay to Los Angeles, the first in the area. After Banning's death in 1885 his sons pursued their interests in promoting the port, which handled 500,000 tons of shipping in that year. The Southern Pacific Railroad and Collis P. Huntington wanted to create Port Los Angeles at Santa Monica, and built the Long Wharf there in 1893. However the Los Angeles Times publisher Harrison Gray Otis and U.S. Senator Stephen White pushed for federal support of the Port of Los Angeles at San Pedro Bay. The matter was settled when San Pedro was endorsed in 1897 by a commission headed by Rear Admiral John C. Walker (who later went to become the chair of the Isthmian Canal Commission in 1904). With U.S government support breakwater construction began in 1899 and the area was annexed to Los Angeles in 1909. The Harbor Commission was founded in 1907. Mudflats are coastal wetlands that form when mud is deposited by the tides or rivers, they are found in sheltered areas such as bays, bayous, lagoons, and estuaries. ... Two Years Before the Mast a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ... Richard Henry Dana Jr. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Phineas Banning (1830-1885) was an American businessman, stagecoach driver, entrepreneur, and general best known to history as the Father of the Port of Los Angeles. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Crossroads of the West Official website: http://www. ... Yuma is a city located in Yuma county, Arizona, United States. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ... Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker) who built the Southern Pacific Railroad and other major interstate train lines. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the western United States. ... This article is about the publisher. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Stephen M. White was a US Senator Stephen White is an author of the Barney Books Stephen White is the current cartoonist of UK comic character Winker Watson Stephen White is an author of thriller fiction Categories: Disambiguation ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Breakwater has several meanings, including: a structure for protecting a beach or harbour a 1988 album named Breakwater by Lennie Gallant. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Port district

USGS Satellite picture of a portion of the Port of Los Angeles, including Pier 400, Reservation Point, and port facilities in San Pedro, March 29, 2004
USGS Satellite picture of a portion of the Port of Los Angeles, including Pier 400, Reservation Point, and port facilities in San Pedro, March 29, 2004

The port district is an independent, self-supporting department of the government of the City of Los Angeles. The Port is under the control of a five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, and is administered by an executive director. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x800, 145 KB)Port of Los Angeles, March 29, 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x800, 145 KB)Port of Los Angeles, March 29, 2004. ... San Pedro is a community within Los Angeles, California, annexed in 1909 and a major seaport of the area. ... In the United States a port district is a type of special-purpose district formed by residents of an area to create and support economic development within that area. ... This is a list of mayors of Los Angeles, California. ...


Shipping

The container volume was 7.4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in fiscal year 2004 and 6.7 million TEUs in fiscal year 2003. The Port is the busiest port in the United States by container volume, the 8th busiest containerport in the world and the 5th busiest internationally when combined with the neighboring Port of Long Beach. The top trading partners in 2004 were Containerization is a system of intermodal cargo transport using standard ISO containers (also known as isotainers) that can be loaded on container ships, railroad cars, and trucks. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ...

  1. China ($68.8 billion)
  2. Japan ($24.1 billion)
  3. Taiwan ($10.8 billion)
  4. Thailand ($6.7 billion)
  5. South Korea ($5.6 billion)

The most imported types of goods were, in order: furniture; apparel; toys and sporting goods; vehicle and vehicle parts; and electronic products.


From 2002 to the present, the Port has had a large backlog of ships waiting to be unloaded at any given time. Many analysts believe that the Port's traffic may have exceeded its physical capacity as well as the capacity of local freeway and railroad systems. The chronic congestion at the Port is beginning to cause ripple effects throughout the American economy and is disrupting Just In Time inventory practices at many companies. See also Just-in-time for the compiler system in computing. ...


The port is served by the Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) railroad. From the PHL the intermodal railroad cars go north to Los Angeles via the Alameda Corridor. The Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) was formed in 1998 to take over the Harbor Belt Line (HBL). ... The Alameda Corridor is a 20 mile (32 km) freight rail expressway directly connecting the national rail system near downtown Los Angeles, California to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, running parallel to Alameda Street. ...


Cruise ships

The Port of Los Angeles is the largest cruise ship center on the West Coast of the United States transporting over 1 million passengers annually. The newly rennovated World Cruise Center is claimed to be "the nation's most secure cruise passenger complex". In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ...


Environment

That shipping volume comes with a cost: air pollution. Container ships burning low quality bunker fuel idle dockside because most have no capability to connect to shore-generated electricity. Diesel-powered semi-trailer trucks and locomotives idle while waiting to be loaded and unloaded. The local air quality regulatory agency did a study that found that air pollution from the port is responsible for 2,000 cases of cancer per million people (25 per million is the upper limit sought by regulators). The 47 tons of nitrogen oxides generated daily by port marine vessels nearly equals the amount emitted by the 350 largest factories and refineries in the region, and that number is expected to increase 70% by 2022. This power plant in New Mexico releases sulfur dioxide and particulate matter into the air. ... Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. ... semi-trailer truck with sleeper behind the cab. ... A locomotive (from lat. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Nitrogen has six different oxides: Nitric oxide (NO) Nitrous oxide (N2O) Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) Dinitrogen trioxide (N2O3) Dinitrogen tetroxide (N2O4) Dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5) The term nitrogen oxide is imprecise and can be used to refer to any of these or to a mixture of them. ... A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is a large industrial building where workers manufacture goods or supervise machines processing one product into another. ... A refinery is a building and/or the equipment used for refining or processing specific products. ... 2022 (MMXXII) will a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Balancing growth and development with environmental considerations is a challenge the Port of Los Angeles continues to address every day. This is accomplished through a variety of strategies that include cleaner-burning vehicle operations in and around the Port, more efficient cargo-handling; improved infrastructure; and biological, industrial and internal environmental programs.


A $2.8 million Port of Los Angeles Clean Air Program (POLACAP) initiative was implemented by the Board of Harbor Commissioners in October 2002 for terminal and ship operations programs targeted at reducing polluting emissions from vessels and cargo handling equipment.


To accelerate implementation of emission reductions through the utilization of new and cleaner-burning equipment, the Port is has allocated more than $52 million in additional funding for the POLACAP through 2008.


External links

Coordinates: 33.7291858° N -118.262015° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Port of Los Angeles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (930 words)
The port district is an independent, self-supporting department of the government of the City of Los Angeles.
The Port is under the control of a five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, and is administered by an executive director.
The Port is the busiest port in the United States by container volume, the 8th busiest containerport in the world and the 5th busiest internationally when combined with the neighboring Port of Long Beach.
Los Angeles, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6637 words)
Los Angeles is also home to the largest populations of Persians (Iranians) and Japanese living in the U.S., and has one of the largest Native American populations in the country.
Residents of the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and various cities within the county are served by the County of Los Angeles Public Library The LAPL is funded by voter-approved bond and tax levy packages.
Los Angeles is the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks, the Los Angeles Kings, the Club Deportivo Chivas USA and Los Angeles Galaxy, the Los Angeles Riptide, and the Los Angeles Avengers.
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