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Ports of LA/Long Beach Drifting Further Apart

The crack that’s formed between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is growing wider. … The two neighboring ports – long viewed by shippers and truckers as something akin to one big cooperative – are seen by some of their customers to be diverging. Long Beach is now being viewed as more business friendly; Los Angeles as more union friendly. … The L.A. port’s executive director, Geraldine Knatz, has said that the facility wants to amend the law to allow ports to implement regulations that affect their security, congestion and environmental programs.

From the Los Angeles Business Journal, October 26, 2009


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