When Is A Port Too Big?

Los Angeles - Long Beach port is the world's third largest, an economic powerhouse, and bursting with growth. But is it big enough?
September 29, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Despite relief efforts, congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is getting worse ... The current logjam is the worst congestion at the ports since late 2002, when 129 vessels were lined up after a 10-day lockout of dockworkers...

" 'The best solution to the increasing freight coming to L.A. and Long Beach might not be to simply accommodate it but to divert it away,'said Jon Haveman, an economist for the San Francisco-based Public Policy Institute of California. 'People will think that is heresy, but [the ports] are now getting sufficiently large that these are issues that need to be investigated more fully.' "

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Published on Monday, September 27, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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