Geraldine Knatz, executive director for the Port of Los Angeles, is scheduled to speak this afternoon in North Charleston.

Knatz will be discussing international trade during the Charleston Women in International Trade luncheon at 11:45 a.m., in the Charleston Area Convention Center. The Port of Los Angeles, which includes 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront, is one of the busiest ports in the world.

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The port operation contains 24 passenger and cargo terminals, which is touted as the largest in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value. The port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues, officials said.

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