Shipping Containers from Stranded Ships Dumped in L.A. Neighborhoods

Posted 42 days ago


After spending weeks on ships stuck off the coast of the United States, shipping containers are reportedly being dumped in nearby neighborhoods.

Since the 24/7 operations of offloading cargo ships in Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have started, new problems arose, such as getting rid of the shipping containers used to transport goods. “Many of the shipping containers that spent weeks onboard ships waiting to be unloaded are now being dumped in nearby neighborhoods once they’re emptied,” CBSLA reported.

UCTI Trucking Company, located in Wilmington, California, only has the capacity of holding 65 containers, the report said. As a result of limited space, the trucking company has been lining the streets of the nearby neighborhood in front of the homes of nearby residents.

“It’s a bunch of neighbors that are very upset because it’s a non-stop situation,” said Sonia Cervantes, who lives on Anaheim Street, where the company is located. “I would have to go in at 6:30 a.m. to go to work. There was a trailer already blocking my driveway, so I couldn’t get out. With no driver in the trailer, so we would honk and honk, and it was just crazy.”

“They’re sitting in the street for like 15, 20 minutes. Sometimes they just unload the trailer in the street with no front part of it, and they just leave it there,” Cervantes added.

Owner of UCTI Trucking, Frank Arrieran, told CBSLA: “Right now with the ports and everything that’s going on over there, we’re stuck with the containers, having to bring them all to the yard, and we only have so much space.”

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