Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.
Johnny O: The Pirate’s StoryLos Angeles
A true old-timer just keeps dancing, even in the face of uncertain change. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.
The Miracle: A Surprising Day on the Steel DockLos Angeles
Harold Ericsson recalls one hot day unloading steel from deep in the bottom of a ship, when all of the sudden someone offered him an ice cold Manhattan.
The Casual Worker: No Benefits, No GuaranteesLos Angeles
Spend a day in the unpredictable life of a casual worker, a freelance longshoreman who must rack up enough hours to reach union status.
Automation: Will Innovation Mean Fewer Jobs?Los Angeles
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing new technology to handle the challenges of staying competitive.
The Pilots: Steering Ships the Size of SkyscrapersLos Angeles
As ships get bigger, a pilot’s job gets more difficult.
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