• Short Summary

    The United States trade balance figures are at their worst half yearly level this century.?

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    1.
    MV Picket with sign
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    2.
    GV Docks
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    3.
    GV Containers on dock
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    4.
    CV Containers (2 shots)
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    5.
    GV Deserted loading bay
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    6.
    GV Ship alongside deserted wharf
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    7.
    ZOOM OUT FROM Containers to GV docks
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    8.
    MV Container handling vehicle idle
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    9.
    GVs Deserted docks & containers on docks (4 shots)
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    Initials SGM/1636 SGM/1629


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    Background: The United States trade balance figures are at their worst half yearly level this century. The country has a trade deficit of 372 million dollars (154 million sterling) in the first half of the year.... the first time imports have exceeded exports in a six-month period since the turn of the century. A major strike by longshoremen also on the west coast has been a further drain on the economy. The dock workers strike is now in its second month. Millions of dollars a day are being lost as goods for export pile up on the docks.

    SYNOPSIS: Some 120 ship in 24 ports along the western seaboard of the United States are standing idle as a result of a strike by longshoremen. The strike, now in its second month, is costing America millions of dollars a day in lost exports. The strike was called over wage demands and the question of who should handle the increasing number of containers coming into the country. The union says their men should, the companies say it is up to truckers. The strike comes at a time when the United States has a trade deficit of 372 million dollars (154 million sterling) for the past six months... the first half yearly trade deficit this century.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1NIYOEM9GTBNVXD8MKZ2G62I6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1NIYOEM9GTBNVXD8MKZ2G62I6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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