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The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest port in America. A virtual city within a city the port covers 4,200 acres, employs 16,000 people including its own police force and fire departments, and processes nearly half of all consumer goods that enter the United States. ‘America’s Ports’ provides a fascinating glimpse into the complex network of men and machines that operate 24 hours a day to ensure the flow of goods is never interrupted. The full range of employees share their experiences from harbour pilots and truck drivers, customs inspectors and the Coast Guard, through to the port's dynamic female Executive Director, whose steely determination to improve the port's environmental record is changing the face of the organisation. Join Discovery Channel for an unprecedented look at how this complex network of men and machines keeps the river of commerce flowing in the U.S., twenty-four hours a day.