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Annual Port Tour – 2019 Port of Los Angeles

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0


26th Annual WITOC Port Tour

Los Angeles Seaport Operations

Coach Transportation, Continental Breakfast, Luncheon, Beverages and Snacks – Included

Thursday, July 18, 2019

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

JOIN WITOC for its 26th Annual Port Tour and Luncheon.  This year we are conducting a tour of the Los Angeles Seaport Operations.  We’re looking forward to an exciting day of touring some great facilities, including private tours of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge, Tra Pac Container Terminal, Marine Exchange of Southern California and a boat tour of the Port of Los Angeles.  Lunch will be served at the Marine Exchange in San Pedro. Come learn from and network with port authorities, industry professionals, and container terminal operators and view cargo movements and port operations from the ground and sea. The tour of the Gerald Desmond Bridge is the first of its kind for WITOC.

This tour is a sell-out every year and is highly recommended for importers, exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and personnel in legal, traffic, logistics, purchasing sales departments, warehouse operations, consultants and trade compliance professionals.

Highlights of This Year’s Port Stops

Tour NEW Gerald Desmond Bridge:  This is a tour of the Bridge Replacement Project where we will travel through the construction site on our chartered bus with stops at designated locations for viewing the Bridge Project.  Bridge officials will provide a 90-minute narrated tour of the project. The project is a $1.47 billion investment which includes six traffic lanes and four emergency shoulders, a higher clearance to accommodate large cargo ships, a bike and pedestrian path with scenic overlooks, and more efficient transition ramps and connectors to improve traffic flow.

Tour TraPac, Inc. Container Terminal:  This stop will view the latest updates to a state-of- art fully automated terminal and attendees will see first-hand unloading of cargo from a vessel calling into port.  This terminal provides container operator & vessel stevedore services to the West Coast since 1987. We will also view the On-Dock Rail Yard at this stop which is the POLA’s newest & most technologically advanced on-dock rail facility within the Port’s infrastructure.

Tour and Luncheon at the Marine Exchange of Southern California: The stop here is an actual walking tour of the Marine Exchange and its daily operations. The site is located in the Angel’s Gate Park, overlooking Point Fermin in San Pedro just above the mouth of the Los Angeles Harbor.  The Marine Exchange tracks vessel movements at all four major ports in Southern California: Hueneme, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego and acts as a clearing house for up-to-date information. The Exchange is a 95-year old organization dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce through the West Coast. It is the Maritime Information Center for the Los-Angeles-Long Beach Port Complex. The facility maintains a continuous 24-hour service and utilizes a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, computerized database to provide vital statistics and information on all ships calling into the four ports which is shared with dozens of government agencies and harbor officials.

A catered luncheon with refreshments will be served in the Angel’s Gate Park at the Marine Exchange site.  The weather should be perfect!

Tour of Port of Los Angeles by Water: This is the final tour stop of the day and will include a narrated 90-minute water tour of the Port of Los Angeles aboard the “Harbor Breeze” for a close up view of our nations #1 container port complex in the United States with the opportunity to meet and greet Harbor officials.  The tour will pass through the harbor showing terminal handling operations, ship calls, building and rigging sites, all from the water. This tour stop is always a favorite and one will learn about the Port’s infrastructure and how they are creating a truly global Port of the Future.  The Port of Los Angeles occupies 7,500 acres of land & water along 43 miles of waterfront and adjoins the separate Port of Long Beach.  

Port Tour Price and Registration Details

Price:   WITOC Members:  $195 / General Ticket:  $235   — Cost includes full day tour with coach transportation, continental breakfast, luncheon, beverages and snacks throughout the day

All Reservations Must be Received by: Friday July 12, 2019. No Refunds for Cancellations after this date.

Space is limited. Space is reserved on first-paid, first registered basis.  

A waiting list may be available.

Pick-Up Locations for Full-Day Tour

Coach Pick-Up Stop #1 – Avenue of the Arts Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Registration Check-in: 7 a.m.

Depart: 7:15 a.m. Sharp!

Return: 4:30 p.m.

Coach Pick-Up Stop #2 – Price Transfer, 2790 E. Del Amo Blvd., Compton, CA 90221

Registration Check-in: 8 a.m.

Depart for Tour: 8:15 a.m. Sharp!

Return: 4 p.m.

Coach will continue on to Orange County

Continental Breakfast will be served on bus in-route to the Port.


Recommended Attire and Other Particulars

Attire:   Casual business attire, no shorts, flat shoes (preferably with rubber soles and closed toes). Suggest light jacket, sunscreen and sunglasses for Harbor Tour.

Security Threat:   In the event of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Port Authority, or participating company security threat – the tour may be automatically postponed. WITOC administration will advise as necessary.

Personal Identification Information:   Each registered attendee will be required to provide a valid driver’s license identification card and/or picture I.D. to enter any facility or site as may be part of this port tour. No walk-ins or substitution attendees will be accommodated, unless prearranged with WITOC Administration.


July 18, 2019
7:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0


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