PHOTOS: The Port of Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Crane operator Ted Thangan loads empty containers on to a ship at the Long Beach Container Terminal in Port of Long Beach (Calif.) on July 15, 2010.

The Port of Long Beach showed vast growth by handling 520,100 shipments in June 2010, a 25.8 percent increase from June 2009, Imports were up 27 percent and exports were up 1.8 percent. Year-over-year figures reflect an overall 19.8 percent increase in shipments coming through Long Beach during the first six months of 2010. See more pictures>>