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Port of Los Angeles

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Written by Haylle Sok

Chris Chase, Business Development manager

FTZ No. 202
Highways: I-110, I-405, I-710
Rail: UP, BNSF, Pacific Harbor Lines
Big Ship Ready: Yes
Days to Shanghai: 20
Top Exports: Paper, Scrap Metal, Grains/Flour
Cargo Types: Container, Break Bulk, Liquid Bulk

What’s your biggest locational advantage?
Obviously, if you’re sourcing product from or sending product to Asia, we’re very close. There is access to a local market that is about 30 million people and includes Las Vegas and Arizona. And then, of course, there is the climate. We don’t have winter, so to speak.

What’s your elevator pitch?
One is our deep water and we have the infrastructure to handle the big ships which is where the market is going and we have that already. As far as warehousing is concerned, you can basically do your local, regional and national distributing out of the same building in Southern California, instead of having to have warehouse space all over the country.

What’s your most under-appreciated asset?
I would say it is the rail access we provide. It’s such a huge part of what we do and there are lots of opportunities such as our on-dock rail yards and on-dock intermodal service.