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Billion-dollar Los Angeles Port strike called off

The striking port workers in Los Angeles and Long Beach are ready to start working again, when today begins in the United States, according to news agency AP. Maersk Line was one of the companies affected by the closed terminals.

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The conflict between the terminal workers and the employers in two of the biggest ports in the United States - Los Angeles and Long Beach - has been called off. This happened after eight days of strike that paralyzed a large part of the container traffic to and from the USA, at a cost of billions of dollars, writes AP.

"I'm really pleased to tell all of you that my 10,000 longshore workers in the ports of LA and Long Beach are going to start moving cargo on these ships. We're going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain and the country and get everybody those that they're looking for in those stores," says Ray Familiathe, vice president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

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