Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. The Port of Los Angeles is open with all terminals operational, and no congestion whatsoever.
 
There are currently no reports of any vessel impacts due to COVID-19 at any Port of Los Angeles terminals.
 
Goods will continue to flow in and out of the Port of Los Angeles, which remains open with all terminals operational during this global public health crisis. Port operations, manufacturing and distribution are considered critical and essential, as part of America’s supply chain, which must continue.
To minimize risks, the Port of Los Angeles is coordinating with our federal, state and local partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and other emergency and public health agencies. The Port has also canceled all public events through July, as a precautionary measure. School and business boat tours have been suspended until further notice.
Yes. All Port of Los Angeles terminals ar open and operating. Cargo volumes are at 80% of normal traffic. Check out our current vessels in port.
 
 
There are a few empty cruise ships at anchor, as cruising has paused. It is also normal to see oil tankers at anchor; however, there are even more oil tankers waiting outside due the historically low price of crude oil. With the current decreased demand for crude oil, a major increase of supply has emerged. While there has been an increase in recent days of oil tankers anchoring off Southern California shores, these vessels are not destined for or requesting access to Port of Los Angeles terminals. All Port of Los Angeles terminals are open and operating normally with no congestion. Link courtesy of Marine Traffic.
All cruise lines operating out of the Port of Los Angeles have suspended their cruises until further notice. Click here for the cruise ship schedule.
Although cruising was suspended in March due to COVID-19, cruise ships continue to return to the Port of Los Angeles to refuel and restock throughout the week. On occasion, crews disembark and are chartered directly from the dock to the airport for a return flight to their home state or country of origin.
 
Longshore labor is represented through the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and employed by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Longshore workers are continuing to work at the Port of Los Angeles. According to the most recent figures released by the PMA, work shifts at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have declined since the beginning of the year as compared to this time last year.
The Port of Los Angeles does not employ truckers directly. Truckers are hired by shipping lines, importers, exporters, or their nominee.
The Port’s biggest imports are not food – they are furniture, automobile parts, apparel, footwear and electronics. Meat, dairy and produce groups as well as federal regulators say the U.S. has an ample amount of products in cold storage to handle the unexpected demand for food and household products from Americans. The food industry is urging consumers to remain calm and avoid hoarding. Shelves at your local stores may appear empty due to a demand issue, not a supply issue. Purchase enough food for your family, but don’t overdo it. Think of your neighbors and remember there is plenty of food in the supply chain.
Bottled water, toilet paper and hand sanitizer are not imported from China. These products are manufactured in the U.S.
No. The Port of Los Angeles is owned by the State of California and managed by the City of Los Angeles.
https://www.slc.ca.gov/granted-public-trust-lands/grantees/city-and-port-of-los-angeles/
The USNS Mercy was deployed at the Port of Los Angeles March 27-May 15, 2020. The Naval hospital ship served as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, which allowed local hospitals to focus on the treatment of coronavirus patients.​ After seven weeks in L.A., the USNS Mercy returned to its homeport in San Diego and City of Los Angeles officials praised her crew and frontline staff for boosting the city’s preparedness combating the COVID-19 pandem​ic.
The Port of Los Angeles is moving medical supplies quickly to hospitals and health care providers. There is a critical need in Southern California for N95 masks, face guards, ventilators that are both intrusive and non-intrusive, IV-drip apparatus, isolation gowns and other medical supplies. If you can offer any of these supplies, please email [email protected], or register at LovLA.org.

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Port News on COVID-19

VIDEO: CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN FACILITATES DONATIONS TO LoVLA FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE 07/01/2020
VIDEO: WORLDWIDE EXPERTS CONVENE TO DISCUSS GLOBAL TRADE OUTLOOK 06/23/2020
VIDEO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES CARGO VOLUMES DROP IN MAY; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEROKA SHARES 2020 OUTLOOK 06/10/2020
PORT OF LOS ANGELES ADOPTS $1.5 BILLION FISCAL YEAR 2020/21 BUDGET 06/04/2020
COVID-19: THE CMA CGM GROUP DONATES 200,000 FACE MASKS TO MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI, FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES 05/28/2020
EVEN COVID-19 CARES ABOUT HMT (INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA) 05/22/2020
PORT, LOGISTICS VICTORY LOS ANGELES RECEIVE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DONATION FROM HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS 05/20/2020
VIDEO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UPDATES GLOBAL, DOMESTIC STAKEHOLDERS ON PORT OPERATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS 05/13/2020
VIDEO: APRIL VOLUMES INCREASE OVER MARCH BUT LAG COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEAR 05/06/2020
VIDEO:  LOGISTICS VICTORY L.A. UTILIZES PORT OF LOS ANGELES’ SUPPLY CHAIN POWER 04/30/2020
LOS ANGELES MAYOR GARCETTI, LoVLA ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH HONEYWELL FOR ACQUISITION OF 24 MILLION N95 MASKS 04/29/2020
VIDEO:  PORT OF LOS ANGELES CONTINUES FOCUS ON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 04/23/2020
VIDEO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANTICIPATES A STRONGER APRIL; CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS MOVING FORWARD 04/21/2020
APPLE DONATES 160,000 FACE SHIELDS TO LOGISTICS VICTORY LOS ANGELES TO HELP THE CITY COMBAT SPREAD OF COVID-19 04/17/2020
VIDEO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACKNOWLEDGES SUPPLY CHAIN STAKEHOLDERS, USNS MERCY; LOOKS TOWARD SECOND QUARTER 04/09/2020

VIDEO: FIRST QUARTER VOLUMES DROP 18.5% AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES

04/08/2020
VIDEO: O THE FRONT LINES: RECOGNIZING WESTERN HEMISPHERE PORTS DAY 04/05/2020
VIDEO: PORT MOVING CARGO, USNS MERCY UPDATES, A CALL FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES 04/02/2020
VIDEO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GENE SEROKA REASSURES CARGO CONTINUES TO FLOW THROUGH AMERICA’S TOP PORT 03/27/2020
VIDEO: PORT MOVING CARGO, PREPARING FOR ARRIVAL OF USNS MERCY 03/23/2020
PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT ON USNS MERCY HOSPITAL SHIP 03/22/2020
VIDEO: PORT OF LOS ANGELES MOVING CARGO, SAFEGUARDING WORKFORCE 03/18/2020
PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VIDEO STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 03/12/2020
CORONAVIRUS TAKES TOLL ON PORT OF L.A. CARGO VOLUMES 03/10/2020
 

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