Slump in activity at LA and Long Beach ports

| 12/2/2008

The California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have seen a big drop in activity, according to a report Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, on National Public Radio.

Reporter Ina Jaffe interviewed a trucker who said he used to work 60 hours a week, but now works about half that. A part-time dock worker said she worked four or five shifts a week last year, but is now down to about one shift a month.

And, a trade association official estimates that cargo volumes are down 10 to 20 percent.