West Coast Port Shutdown

Port Shutdown gets attention of Target, Walgreens, JCPenny, Crate & Barrel

Rocky shores: Representatives from Target, Walgreens, J.C. Penney, and Crate and Barrel tell Oakland port commissioners and staffers they’re prepared to bypass the city – and ship all their overseas merchandise through Los Angeles – if the locals can’t control the Occupy situation. The reps point out that 40 percent of their imports come through Oakland, and say last week’s shutdown cost their companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in missed shipping deadlines. Matier & Ross, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/21/BA7S1MEUQE.DTL (12 Dec 2011) 13578