Life-sized Santa Claus, snowman, and polar bear lights were among the counterfeit merchandise originating from China.
“Occupy LA” protesters have moved to the Port of Long Beach, where they plan to set up picket lines and garner support from Longshore union workers.
Trade at several terminals at the port came to a halt after union workers took steps to highlight ongoing labor talks.
Cargo ships arriving at the port complex in Long Beach are about to go electric.
Customs officials said they seized the shipment with a domestic value of $48,000 on September 15.
This economic powerhouse is where about $100 billion worth of trade flows each year.
An upbeat outlook for Southland businesses and international trade may mean a surge in hiring in the months ahead, according to one economist.
A shipping container with the word “bomb” scrawled on it turned out to be nothing more than barbecue equipment.
The agreement deal reportedly requires 30 percent of workers on construction projects to come from local communities like Wilmington, San Pedro and Harbor City.
They’re being called everything from a “boxcar” to a blight on the neighborhood, but local officials say they have a plan to fight the growing trend.
Officers are set to learn everything from maritime boarding procedures to vessel identification and counter-terrorism practices.
Officials with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation say local airports and trade centers will begin feeling the fallout from last month’s devastating quake in coming weeks.
Thousands of jobs are coming to Southern California’s waterfront thanks to billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.
Officials say the full impact of the Japan disaster on the local port economy may take some time to assess, but in the long-term business is likely to rebound strongly on recovery efforts.
Apple says its new MacBook laptops include a new type of port for high-speed connections to both displays and external hard drives.