Port of Long Beach

The Port of Choice

The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs across the nation, more than 575,000 in Southern California, and more than 50,000 jobs – or 1 in 5 – in Long Beach.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the few U.S. ports that can welcome today’s largest vessels, serving 175 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. Goods moving through the Port of Long Beach originate in or are destined for every congressional district in the United States. In 2018, the Port handled more than 8 million container units, achieving the busiest year in its history.

Led by the five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners and Executive Director Mario Cordero, the Port is on track for a green future, creating the world’s most modern, efficient and sustainable seaport. As part of an industry-leading $4 billion capital improvement program this decade, the Port is building some of the most modern, efficient and sustainable marine facilities in the world to accommodate bigger and bigger ships, while generating thousands of new jobs.

The Port of Long Beach prides itself on its culture of excellent customer service and the strong relationships it maintains with industry, community, environmental advocates and partner agencies.

Business Opportunities Overview

If you are interested in doing business with the Port of Long Beach, visit our website for further information.

The Port uses a web-based procurement system hosted by PlanetBids – PB System – provided at no cost to all interested businesses. PB System allows interested suppliers, contractors, and service providers to register online and to receive email notifications of solicitations for goods and services pertinent to their business. Some procurement opportunities also allow vendors to download bid and contract documents, receive addenda, submit electronic bids, and view bid results through the PB System.

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