Los Angeles Port
Maritime companies are making their case for a new labor contract directly to West Coast dockworkers, hoping the rank-and-file will pressure union negotiators to reach a deal that would let billions of dollars of cargo now stuck at West Coast ports flow freely again.
Port drivers ended their picketing Friday against a pair of trucking companies serving Los Angeles and Long Beach ports and rail yards after the firms agreed to begin negotiating with drivers to resolve ongoing labor disagreements.
A classic British sports car was among five cars seized recently by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex.
A shipment of 20 stolen luxury cars, including a $200,000 Ferrari, was seized by Customs and Border Protection officials before they could be shipped off to Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Customs officials say they have seized more than 22,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes valued at more than $1 million at a Southern California port.
Customs officials say they’ve seized a shipment of 24,000 counterfeit trademark “Coach” scarves from China, valued at nearly $85,000.