Metro Ports

About Us

We welcome and thank you for visiting Metro Ports' website. Metro Ports is a brand composed of: Metropolitan Stevedore Company, Suderman Contracting Stevedores, Inc. and Southeast Crescent Shipping Company.

The utilization of Metro Ports in branding key operating companies pays homage to the rich experience and history of Metropolitan Stevedore Company, which has business roots dating back to its original parent corporation in San Francisco, California, which incorporated in 1901.  As the decades passed, Metropolitan Stevedore Company became generally known as Metro, so the decision was made to use Metro Ports as the new brand of our various operating companies.

It takes a while to become the best, and Metro Ports has been doing our best since 1923.  Our years of experience enable us to efficiently handle your cargo needs, as well as to pioneer and develop innovative cargo-handling techniques.

We are a service company with a strong commitment to our customers to use the best technology and management available.  Innovation, adaptation, efficiency and execution have been the hallmarks of Metro Ports during its lengthy history, and those principles will guide us in the challenges and opportunities arising in the 21st century.

Our warehousing, vessel and terminal activities are expedited by the latest computer technology facilitating prompt and proper dispatching, processing, billing and accounting, and by extensive repair and maintenance facilities that assure Metro's equipment is always ready to get the job done with the greatest efficiency.

We take great pride each day in providing the fine warehousing, stevedoring and terminal services required in order to fully satisfy our wide array of valuable customers.

Members of Metro's management and administrative teams are ready to give their personal attention to any of your cargo-moving needs. Just contact us!

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  • Great People - Excellent Service - Strong Integrity; I've now been a satisfied customer for 20 years

    - Bob Bestian, Mitsui USA

  • Staff great to work with. Very accomodating to our needs. Kept us updated on inventory. I would recommend this terminal.

    - Crop Production Services

  • Metro Ports has proven to be a real business partner. I consider Metro Ports my number one contractor.

    - Eagle Rock Aggregates, Inc.

  • Thanks to the efforts of you all and the collective efforts of all your respective crews. I am proud to be part of such a great team and you should all be very proud of the contribution that you have made to what we've been able to accomplish over the course of the last year.

    - Vern


Metro Ports Promotes Vice President of Operations

Nautilus Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Metro Ports Appoints New President

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Contact Information

Corporate Address:                          
3806 Worsham Ave                               
Long Beach, California 90808      
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T: (310) 816-6500                                
F: (310) 816-6519