Ports of L.A. and Long Beach are Surging Back - 1/4/2011
The twin ports together handled 20.3% more cargo boxes this year than in 2009 as trade began recovering from the global recession.
"Los Angeles and Long Beach have gotten their mojo back. They've just had their biggest single-year increase in cargo in 25 years," said John Husing, an economist and expert on international trade's effect on Southern California. "At first, customers were desperate to replenish inventories and get products back on store shelves, but then it didn't stop."
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