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L.A.-Long Beach harbor traffic still under control

L.A.-Long Beach harbor traffic still under control

   The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported Friday that vessel traffic into the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor complex only surpassed the normal range six times in the month of September. The Marine Exchange considers 35 to 50 ships in port at any one time 'normal.'

   It's a significant improvement over the same time in 2004, when the average ship count was about 65 to 68 ships. Since June, the average number of ships in the two ports has remained at about 48.