L.A. Logistics

How the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach affect L.A. Logistics

How the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach affect L.A. Logistics

Last week we covered L.A. Logistics – 5 Reasons Why DSW is The Smart Choice for Logistics in L.A.. This week we will be talking about other issues relating to L.A. logistics.

Why is there such a high demand for L.A. Logistics Companies?

  • The Port of Los Angeles.
  • The Port of Long Beach.
  • With over 22 million people, Southern California has thousands of restaurants, retail shops, grocery stores, and manufacturing plants.

How the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach affect L.A. Logistics

Due to the fact that the two busiest shipping ports in all of America are both in Southern California plays a major role in why there are so many L.A. Logistics Companies. Combined, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the 6th busiest port in the entire world. Combined the ports average 11.45 million twenty-foot equivalent units(TEU) per year. That’s 31,370 TEU per day!. The products come in by boat, then are transported by truck or train to different logistics companies all over Southern California. There are many different types of 3PL warehouses too. Some are capable of refrigerated storage, while others simply offer ambient warehouse storage. Logistics companies just don’t focus on the storage of these goods. Rather, they focus on providing additional value-added services in addition to getting the product from point A to point B. Usually this means from the manufacturer to the final destination.

L.A. Logistics and the Correlation to Southern California’s Population

According to WikiPedia:

Its counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside are in the top 15 most populous counties in the United States and all five are the top 5 most populous counties in California.[2] The region is also home to Los Angeles International Airport, the second-busiest airport in the United States by passenger volume (see World’s busiest airports by passenger traffic) and the third by international passenger volume… Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

This huge population directly correlates to the number of 3PL companies in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Each ocean liner ship that comes in is carrying product that needs to be distributed all over the country. Each of the companies bringing in products has to make a decision of who they want to distribute that product for them.

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