AIRVŪZ STAFF NOTE :
Here's an excellent sunset view of the Port of Long Beach near Los Angeles, compliments of Allan Crawford. The port currently handles about 7 million 20 foot equivalent containers (TEU's) per year. That puts it in the #2 spot amongst US ports, second only to its neighbor - the Port of Los Angeles. The port, which sits on a site of about 13 square km (around 5 square mi.), has about 80 berths. It lies near the mouth of the Los Angeles River on an artificial bay created by the San Pedro Breakwater.
Description: What to climb aboard a 150 tall crane that handles up to 150 containers per day? The Port of Long Beach is the second largest port in the US...only eclipsed by it's neighbor, the adjacent Port of LA. The port of Long Beach handles over 2000 vessels per year - and 7 million 20 foot containers (most are 40 feet...but the unit of measure is 20 feet...so they actually load or unload a mere 3.5 million containers per year- or roughly 10,000 containers per day). Friends who work on the cranes say "it's high stress...high pace." Not for the faint of heart. But stunning to photography with the Mavic Pro 2.