Shipping companies say West Coast ports, including those in Los Angeles and Long Beach, could shut down if a new labor contract isn’t reached with dockworkers.
Shipping companies all but closed West Coast ports over the long Presidents Day weekend, a move that the union contended was intended to pressure dockworkers into agreeing to a contract.
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A flotilla of ships — filled with cars, electronics, clothes and other goods from Asia — have anchored off the coast waiting for the docks to clear. Both sides blame each other for the severe traffic jam.
Here's a look at the volume and variety of imports and exports at the ports along the West Coast.
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Los Angeles Times researcher Scott Wilson and data journalist Thomas Suh Lauder contributed to this report.