National Geographic Docks With America’s Port

National Geographic Channel will debut America’s Port, a new series about the Port of Los Angeles from producer Thom Beers, April 6, officials said Tuesday.

The new eight-part weekly series will then move to its regular day, Mondays at 10 p.m., according to the network.

Just 20 miles south of downtown LA is the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s-largest container port and one of the most important trade gateways in the world.

America’s Port provides an unblinking view of this vibrant and colorful nerve center for global trade. At the epicenter of the port’s whirlwind of activity is a dynamo executive director, Dr. Geraldine Knatz, the first female in the port’s storied 100-year history.

America’s Port is being produced by Original Productions and Thom Beers, who produced Deadliest Catchfor Discovery Channel and Ice Road Truckersfor The History Channel.

For the National Geographic Channel, the executive producer is Howard Swartz and senior vice president of special programming is Michael Cascio.