A Working Waterfront: Seaports of San Pedro Bay

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The seaports of San Pedro Bay, the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, represent the nation's first- and the world's fifth-busiest container port complex. Nearly half of all the manufactured goods that enter and leave the United States pass through this bay. Few have ever seen the massive ships, the towering gantry cranes, and the hyperkinetic seaports operations up close. Watch as this global trade center unfolds across the planet.

The weaving together of datasets, archival imagery, and original filming and graphics makes for a richly-layered, emotionally stirring portrait of the San Pedro Bay Seaports. The presentation includes both the Science On a Sphere and video screen content with Spanish and English open-captions.

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