Infographic: West Coast ports: What comes in, what goes out and what it’s worth


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.

Related: What you need to know about the ports dispute

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.

1. Los Angeles

2. Long Beach

3. Tacoma, Wash.

4. Oakland

5. Everett, Wash.

6. Seattle

7. Portland

8. Richmond, Calif.

9. Port Hueneme

10. San Diego

11. Martinez, Calif.

12. San Francisco

13. Anacortes, Wash.

14. Bellingham, Wash.

15. Vancouver, Wash.

16. Aberdeen-Hoquiam, Wash.

17. Longview, Wash.

18. Kalama, Wash.

19. Benicia, Calif.

20. Stockton

21. Crockett, Calif.

22. Sacramento

23. Coos Bay, Ore.

24. Port Angeles, Wash.

25. Astoria, Ore.

26. Redwood City, Calif.

27. Eureka, Calif.

28. Alameda

Los Angeles Times researcher Scott Wilson and data journalist Thomas Suh Lauder contributed to this report.

Source: WiserTrade