Marine Transportation and Seaport Issues

How do the ports function?

  • Two directly adjacent port districts
    • Port of Long Beach
    • Port of Los Angeles (WorldPort LA)
    • Administered by different cities
    • Share a common border in the harbor

     

  • Handle a wide variety of cargo
    • Containerized
    • Bulk
    • Break-bulk
    • Liquid bulk
    • Roll-on/Roll-off (Ro-Ro)

     

  • Terminals
    • Generally operated by lessees
    • Handle specific types of cargoes
    • Accommodate specific shipping lines (carriers)

     

  • Non-commercial functions
    • US Coast Guard
    • Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS)
    • Marine research
    • Museums

 

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