Giant Photos Of The Critical Ports In Southern California That Strikers Have Brought To Its Knees

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Strikes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the busiest ports in the U.S., have entered their second week. Clerical workers that have been without a contract for 2.5 years have been picketing at the twin ports, and longshoreman and other union workers have refused to cross the picketing lines.

This is said to cost the U.S. $1 billion a day and nearby port cities like Ensanada, Mexico have been benefiting from the strikes.

We put together a photo tour on both the ports along with details on the economic impact the have on the nation, their biggest imports, exports, and trading partners.

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title=”The Port of Los Angeles encompasses 7500 acres and 43 miles of waterfront”
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title=”It is the busiest port in the U.S. by container volume. As of 2011, it had 7.9 million 20-foot equivalent Units (TEUs)”
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title=”It’s biggest trading partners are China (including Hong Kong) at $136 billion, and Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam”
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title=”It’s top containerized imports are furniture, auto parts, apparel, electronic products, and footwear”
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title=”It’s top containerized exports are wastepaper, scrap metal, animal feeds, cotton, and resins”
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title=”It has a 40 per cent market share of the west coast in terms of container volume, and 20 per cent of nationwide market share”
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title=”Value of trade is estimated at $63 billion to California’s economy and $260 billion across the U.S.”
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title=”The Port of Long Beach is the second biggest port by container volume and moved 6.06 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2011″
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title=”It supports 371,000 jobs in California and 1.02 million jobs across the U.S.. It is possible that some of these jobs overlap with those supported by the Port of Long Beach”
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title=”Over $150 billion worth of goods move through the Port of Long Beach every year”
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title=”It’s biggest trading partners by tonnage are China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Iraq”
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title=”It’s top containerized imports are crude oil, electronics, plastics, furniture and clothing”
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title=”It’s top containerized exports are petroleum coke, petroleum bulk, chemicals, waste paper, and foods”
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title=”The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together would form the eighth busiest port complex in the world by container volume”
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title=”Now see what the most powerful shippers think of the shipping industry…”
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