port logistics

The People at the Port of Los Angeles

Categories: Port Drayage.

Beyond the cranes, cargo ships, containers and trucks that spread for miles at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, you’ll find people. The people who keep goods flowing in and out of this country’s busiest container port.

KCRW recently aired an in-depth series called Cargoland that follows the workers at the harbor, the goods they touch, and the changes that are forcing a new way of life on America’s busiest waterfront.

The reporting brings a human touch to an industry that’s often overlooked by the public who assume the goods they consume arrive by magic on store shelves, or are handled by a series of large machines and boats; forgetting that at the end of the day it’s people who keep the goods moving.

From the locals who keep the ports operating, to the characters that have made it their life’s work to serve at the port, this is one series you don’t want to miss.