Below is a link to a photographer's blog featuring aerial shots of the situation at the West Coast's largest port complex.
The pictures are instructive in several ways -- They illustrate the backup of ships waiting to unload, the sheer size of containers ships these days and also the numbers of container trucks unable to unload or pick up freight at a port that isn't functioning.
Following the pictures are comments. Many are the usual rants, but there are thoughtful ones as well, some indicating the breadth of the effects of the slowdown around the country. Worth a look, I think.
Note: The photographer, Mike P. Kelley, is selling high-quality prints of these pictures. I would be remiss if I did not mention that.