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What happens when a new technology that is better for the environment also eliminates jobs?

by Emily Guerin Feb 9, 2018
A union in California goes up against the rising tide of automation.
Longshoremen working on the ship COSCO Denmark at a non-automated terminal at the Port of Long Beach in 2010.
Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

The Port of Los Angeles gives a lesson in mega ships

by Katie Long Aug 24, 2016
East Coast ports can learn a lot from Los Angeles about handling giant ships.
The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, the largest container ship to ever call at a North America port, is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.
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Giant container ships make port facilities obsolete

by Sarah Gardner Oct 29, 2014
The huge ships came into use far faster than ports expected.

Port of L.A. strike comes to a close

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 5, 2012
A deal has been reached to end an eight day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle almost half of all the cargo that arrives by sea in this country.

California ports strike enters second week

by Jeff Tyler Dec 4, 2012
The strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rumbles on, bringing losses to some and opportunities to others.

Strike at Los Angeles ports starts to back up commerce

by David Weinberg Nov 30, 2012
Already the strike has idled thousands of trucks and trains that take containers from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to factories and distribution centers.

The future of U.S. ports after Panama Canal growth

by Jeff Tyler Mar 13, 2012
It's possible America's busiest ports may not stay busy. Southern California currently receives most of the imports shipped from Asia. But that could change with a major expansion of the Panama Canal.

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Occupy movement tries to reengage

by Krissy Clark Dec 12, 2011
Protesters around the country are working to reestablish the Occupy Wall Street movement. At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, hundreds of demonstrators are trying to disrupt business.