By KENNY WILSON-KINGA, Associated Press WriterThe port of Long Beach, California, is the epicenter of the nation’s cargo ship industry.
It is home to some of the busiest cargo ships in the world, including the biggest of them all, the largest freighter in the United States, and the world’s biggest container ship.
But its cargo ship traffic is also growing rapidly.
The port is also a major shipping hub for the U.S. mainland, with a network of terminals where thousands of ships can be loaded on ships heading to the mainland.
It handles more than 5,000 ships a day and has become a major center for port-based cargo shipping.
But the boom in cargo shipping is a boon for the port, which has a backlog of more than 500 million containers.
And the port has become increasingly reliant on the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, as it has begun moving cargo through the port.
The UAVs that make up most of the port’s fleet are unmanned aerial platforms called drones, and they are also being used by cargo ships at an alarming rate.
They are becoming a major threat to the port as they have become the dominant mode of delivery in the industry, taking on increasingly high-risk tasks.
The number of cargo ships passing through the Port of Longbeach has more than doubled in the past five years, to more than 10,000 in 2015 from 1,600 in 2012, according to port officials.
And it is growing exponentially, with ships now passing through ports in Georgia, Florida and Georgia Strait, an area known for being the world center for container shipping.
But as the number of drones grows, the port is now struggling to keep up with them.
It has tried several times to get some sort of regulation in place, but the federal government is not on board.
And the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the port and operates the port facilities, is trying to push forward on its own regulations, which have yet to be finalized.
One proposal would require cargo ships to be equipped with a self-defense system that would have them fly through and through other ships that are not equipped with drones.
The FAA has yet to rule on the drone issue.
The other proposal would have the port require drones to be flown by human pilots.
The Port Authority has yet at least to draft rules for how drones would be flown.
“We are trying to make sure that we are doing everything we can to get drones flying on the ships, but unfortunately we don’t have a lot of regulation,” said David Zwicker, the Port’s acting chief of the Port Security and Safety Bureau, a group that oversees the port security system.
“The FAA is the only entity that is actually making sure that it’s flying drones safely, but they don’t do it that much.”
The Port Authority did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether it would adopt regulations to control drones flying through the ports.
Zwicker said he would not rule out regulating drones at the Port.
“If we want to do something, we need to know what we’re doing,” he said.
“We can’t just do something without being able to figure out what the regulations are going to be.
We’ve been in this business for a long time, and we have to figure that out.”
The port has struggled with drones since at least 2012, when the Port Police began using drones to track suspicious cargo.
But drones are increasingly used by the port for routine, non-emergency tasks, like security.
The drone program has been a big part of the airport’s recent plans to upgrade its terminal building, which it has been using since 2013.
But the drone program is also getting a bad rap in the press.
A May 2015 Associated Press story described the Port as a “virtual death trap” for drone operators, and it detailed a series of drone crashes that left pilots without medical attention.
“Drones are now part of every aspect of the ports life,” said Peter Harker, a former Port Security officer who now teaches maritime security at the University of Southern California.
“There’s no doubt that it causes a lot more problems than it solves.”
Harker said the Port has been working to improve its drone safety program, which is already being implemented, and that the port had put up a video about its drone program to showcase its success.
But a review by the Long Beach Times found that the Port was only talking about drone use for the purposes of tracking cargo ships, not for other tasks, such as firefighting, that it is responsible for.
The paper also found that in some cases, the drones were not even being flown properly, as a result of the pilots not having the training and knowledge needed to fly properly.
“I’m not sure it’s safe,” said Steve Capps, a Long Beach resident who has lived in the port area for decades.
“I just don’t think