The Port of Long Beach, also known as Long Beach’s Harbor Department, is the second busiest container port in the USA after the Port of Los Angeles, which it adjoins. Acting as a major Gateway for U.S.-Asian trade, the port occupies 3,200 acres (13 km2) of land with 25 miles (40 km) of waterfront in the city of Long Beach, California. The Port of Long Beach is located less than two miles (3 km) southwest of Downtown Long Beach and approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of downtown Los Angeles. The seaport boasts approximately $100 billion dollars in trade and provides more than 316,000 jobs in Southern California.
The Port of Long Beach imports and exports more than $100 billion worth of goods every year. The seaport is responsible for producing U.S. jobs, generating tax revenue, and supporting retail and manufacturing businesses. The port supports more than 30,000 jobs in the City of Long Beach; about 1 in 8 jobs. More than $800 million a year is spent on wholesale distribution services in the city. In the City of Los Angeles, port operations generate more than 230,000 jobs with more than $10 billion a year going to distribution services in the city. On the state level, the Port of Long Beach provides about 370,000 jobs and generates close to $5.6 billion a year in state and local tax revenues.