Los Angeles-area port costs climbing

May 13, 2013 | 12:03 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Pasah Stevedoring, Ancon Transportation, Union Pacific, Wray Bartling, Tony Firth, Frank Haflich

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Los Angeles-area ports, which already have the reputation of being among the most expensive U.S. arrival points for imported steel, are due to get a lot more costly, according to local shipping industry executives.

New environmental, security and safety regulations planned for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., represent a heavy burden that threatens to make these ports less competitive, local firms serving the ports said at an Association of Women in the Metals Industries (AWMI) meeting late last week.....

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