Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports - Article Photos 2/2

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, a reach stacker operated by a longshoreman, right, places a shipping container on a tractor trailer truck at the Port of Boston, in Boston. The longshoremen's union may strike if they are unable to reach an agreement on their contract that expires Dec. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)