The Port of Long Beach is a port in Long Beach, California , and the second busiest container port in the United States, after the Port of Los Angeles. Long Causeway Port is the main port for American-Asian trade. It covers an area of 3,200 acres (13 square kilometers) and the coastline within the port is 25 miles (40 kilometers). The Port of Long Beach also provides a large number of jobs for Southern California. The seaport trade volume reached 100 billion, providing 316,000 jobs for Southern California.
Since the discovery of oil nearby in 1921, oil extraction and processing have flourished. In addition, there are also famous industries such as aircraft manufacturing, chemistry, shipbuilding, and canned fish. The port from the airport spinning 4.8km, about 34km from Los Angeles International Airport, there are daily scheduled flights around the world.
The loading and unloading equipment includes various shore cranes, portable cranes, gantry cranes, floating cranes, container cranes, heavy cranes, unloaders, tugs and rolling ships facilities, among which the maximum lifting capacity of the floating cranes is 275 tons, and the spiral unloader The lifting height is between 11.5 and 12.9m, the maximum distance is 28.6m, and there are oil pipelines with a diameter of 150 to 400mm for loading and unloading. The oil terminal can reliably berth a large oil tanker of 260,000 dwt, with an oil unloading speed of 6,800 tons per hour and a tank capacity of 450,000 tons. The container terminal can store 65,000 TEUs, is equipped with more than 1,400 refrigerated sockets, and can load and unload horizontally loaded containers. Double-deck container trains depart to the ports of New York and Chicago every week. The bulk cargo terminal has a mobile electric loading machine with a loading speed of 5,000 tons per hour. The open-air cargo area of the port area reaches 1.8 million square meters. The area of the Hong Kong Foreign Trade Zone is 42,000 square meters. In 1994, the container throughput reached 2.573 million TEUs, an increase of 23.8% over 1993, surpassing the neighboring port of Los Angeles and ranking first in the United States. This is the first time the port has won the championship since 1984. An important reason for the double-digit growth of the port's container throughput is that the Danish Maersk Line opened a dedicated terminal in the port. In 1992, the cargo throughput reached 72.44 million tons, which was 3.6% lower than that in 1991. The main export goods of the port are iron ore, coal, petroleum products, grains, waste paper, butter, citrus, cotton, leather and chemicals, etc. The main imported goods include petroleum, steel, electrical appliances, wood, machinery, Salt, plastics, products, newsprint, clothing, cars, gypsum, dried coconut, banana, plywood, coconut oil, glass, etc. The main trading partners are Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Thailand, Mexico and Indonesia.