12% of U.S. gross domestic product is linked to cargo moving through the 29 West Coast ports.

The stakes are particularly high at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach which process 31% of waterborne containerized imports and exports in the U.S.

The twin ports have long reigned as the ‘Asia gateway’ for imports into the U.S. 60% of containerized cargo originating from the Far East in 2021 were handled by the two ports.

Combined, they account for 74% of the West Coast’s market share.