My first thought was a canal through California. Then I realized something faster and easier. The port could be built just south Yuma on the Gulf of California.
To be sure, there are a few problems to deal with. That bit of land belongs to Mexico. It can be resolved by agreement, purchase, or simply by letting Mexico run it.
I think any of the three solutions would work, or maybe one I failed to think of. I am sure something amicably and mutually advantages for both countries can be arranged.
I am sure Arizona would love it. California; not so much. By the way, I am sure the California governor would be fit to be tied. His state would lose tax payers and who knows how many jobs. Mostly he would be upset with all power he would lose.