Jacobsen Safely Brings in Billions Worth of Cargo

At the Port of Long Beach, every shipment is important. As the second busiest seaport in the United States, Long Beach is the final destination for imports from all over the world.


More than 16,600 twenty-foot containers arrive every day. On an annual basis, this equates to 76.6 million metric tons of cargo—including crude oil, electronics, clothing, furniture, and more—collectively worth $155 billion dollars! And the company bringing it all in safely? Jacobsen Pilot Service.

For three generations, Jacobsen Pilot has maintained a stellar safety record. This dedication to excellence has garnered the company a reputation as the pride of the Port of Long Beach. Numerous factors (such as the dimensions of the ships, local tides, geographical features of the port, and weather conditions) play key roles in determining how a vessel can enter. With nearly 90 years of experience, Jacobsen Pilot knows what it takes to navigate every variable and bring cargo in safely every time.

Making Every Ton Count