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December 24, 1989 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Around the clock, ocean liners cruise into San Pedro and Long Beach, laden with microwave ovens from South Korea, motorcycles from Japan, fruit juice from Brazil, auto parts from West Germany, dolls from China. Towering cranes lift the containers to dry land, where burly longshoremen help reload them onto 18-wheelers and rail cars. Within 48 hours, the ships are repacked with U.S. exports, hitched to tugboats and guided back to the high seas.
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December 24, 1989 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Around the clock, ocean liners cruise into San Pedro and Long Beach, laden with microwave ovens from South Korea, motorcycles from Japan, fruit juice from Brazil, auto parts from West Germany, dolls from China. Towering cranes lift the containers to dry land, where burly longshoremen help reload them onto 18-wheelers and rail cars. Within 48 hours, the ships are repacked with U.S. exports, hitched to tugboats and guided back to the high seas.
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