The Ports Are All Backed Up

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There’s a crisis at the nation’s West Coast ports. An ongoing dispute between longshoremen and shipping companies has led to a suspension of unloading cargo ships. That means huge boats are sitting just offshore, waiting to unload containers filled with products from Asia. And goods from California – that are supposed to be shipped out – are languishing on the docks. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis talked about what’s happening at the ports with Kirk Siegler, who’s covering the issue for NPR, and Karen Robes Meeks, who covers trade and transportation for the Long Beach Press Telegram.




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