PORT OF LOS ANGELES INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. The Port of Los Angeles is open with all terminals operational, conducting business as usual.
 
There are currently no reports of any vessel impacts due to COVID-19 at any of the 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 of Los Angeles Executive Director Updates Global, Domestic Stakeholders on Port Operations, Supply Chain Trends

May 13: In a video conference hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Executive Director Gene Seroka addressed Port operations with business stakeholders, including marine terminal operators, beneficial cargo owners and maritime industry leaders, confirming all Port terminals are open and operating, with cargo operations at approximately 85% of normal volumes.

May 13: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Updates Global, Domestic Stakeholders on Port Operations, Supply Chain Trends

May 13: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Updates Global, Domestic Stakeholders on Port Operations, Supply Chain Trends

In a video conference hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Executive Director Gene Seroka addressed Port operations with business stakeholders, including marine terminal operators, beneficial cargo owners and maritime industry leaders, confirming all Port terminals are open and operating, with cargo operations at approximately 85% of normal volumes.
May 6: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Provides Cargo Update, Forecast

May 6: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Provides Cargo Update, Forecast

Executive Director Gene Seroka announced April cargo volumes and discussed the outlook for the remainder of 2020. He also provided a medical supply update on the COVID-19 response effort Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA). In addition to his role as Executive Director, Seroka concurrently serves as Chief Logistics Officer of the City of Los Angeles.​
April 30: Logistics Victory L.A. Utilizes Port of Los Angeles' Supply Chain Power

April 30: Logistics Victory L.A. Utilizes Port of Los Angeles' Supply Chain Power

In his latest video message, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka confirmed Port operations are running smoothly and without disruption, and anticipates increased cargo volumes for April 2020, but still lower than April 2019.
April 23: Port of Los Angeles Continues Focus on Strategic Investments

April 23: Port of Los Angeles Continues Focus on Strategic Investments

Executive Director Gene Seroka emphasizes cargo is flowing at America's top port, which remains fully operational. At the same time, Port leaders are focused on long-term infrastructure investments, increasing competitiveness and opportunities to expand markets. 
April 17: Port Executive Director Anticipates a Stronger April; Construction Projects Moving Forward

April 17: Port Executive Director Anticipates a Stronger April; Construction Projects Moving Forward

Executive Director Gene Seroka confirms cargo operations at America’s busiest port continue to run smoothly, with no congestion or disruption whatsoever.
April 9: Port Executive Director Acknowledges Supply Chain Stakeholders, USNS Mercy

April 9: Port Executive Director Acknowledges Supply Chain Stakeholders, USNS Mercy

Executive Director Gene Seroka underscores that while Port operations are smooth, cargo volume has declined in 30.9% in March and 18.5% during the first quarter of the year.
April 2: Port of Los Angeles Moving Cargo, USNS Mercy Updates, a Call for Medical Supplies

April 2: Port of Los Angeles Moving Cargo, USNS Mercy Updates, a Call for Medical Supplies

While continuing to move cargo at all of its terminals, the Port of Los Angeles also has the privilege of serving as the temporary homeport of the USNS MERCY as the hospital ship assists Southern California during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
March 23: Port of Los Angeles Moving Cargo, Preparing for Arrival of USNS Mercy

March 23: Port of Los Angeles Moving Cargo, Preparing for Arrival of USNS Mercy

The Port of Los Angeles continues to move cargo at all of its terminals and helps protect the port workforce amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. Meanwhile, Port officials are working with the U.S. Navy to prepare for the arrival of the USNS MERCY.
March 18: Port of Los Angeles Moving Cargo, Safeguarding Workforce

March 18: Port of Los Angeles Moving Cargo, Safeguarding Workforce

The Port of Los Angeles continues to move cargo at all of its terminals while taking all precautions necessary to protect workers during the COVID-19 public health crisis. All terminals are open and operating.
March 12: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Video Statement on Coronavirus

March 12: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Video Statement on Coronavirus

The Port of Los Angeles released a video statement by Executive Director Gene Seroka to address the concerns of the Los Angeles Harbor community and port stakeholders regarding the coronavirus.
Port News on COVID-19

COVID-19: THE CMA CGM GROUP DONATES 200,000 FACE MASKS TO MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI, FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES 5/28/2020
PORT, LOGISTICS VICTORY LOS ANGELES RECEIVE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DONATION FROM HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS 05/20/2020
PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UPDATES GLOBAL, DOMESTIC STAKEHOLDERS ON PORT OPERATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS 05/13/2020
APRIL VOLUMES INCREASE OVER MARCH BUT LAG COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEAR 05/06/2020
VIDEO UPDATE:  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
APRIL 23 VIDEO UPDATE:  PORT OF LOS ANGELES CONTINUES FOCUS ON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 04/23/2020
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
PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACKNOWLEDGES SUPPLY CHAIN STAKEHOLDERS, USNS MERCY; LOOKS TOWARD SECOND QUARTER 04/09/2020

FIRST QUARTER VOLUMES DROP 18.5% AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES

04/08/2020
ON THE FRONT LINES: RECOGNIZING WESTERN HEMISPHERE PORTS DAY 04/05/2020
APRIL 2 VIDEO UPDATE: PORT MOVING CARGO, USNS MERCY UPDATES, A CALL FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES 04/02/2020
PORT OF LOS ANGELES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GENE SEROKA REASSURES CARGO CONTINUES TO FLOW THROUGH AMERICA’S TOP PORT 03/27/2020
VIDEO UPDATE: 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 UPDATE:  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
 

In the media
KABC: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka on Cargo Movement, PPE

KABC: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka on Cargo Movement, PPE

On ABC7 Eyewitness News with Phillip Palmer and Jovana Lara, Executive Director Gene Seroka shares how the Port of Los Angeles continues to move cargo during COVID-19, while helping medical frontline workers get access to personal protective equipment (PPE) through Logistics Victory Los Angeles, www.LoVLA.org.

Air date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
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KNX News Radio: Gene Seroka on Port Volumes

KNX News Radio: Gene Seroka on Port Volumes

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka discusses cargo volume projections with Margaret Carrero on KNX 1070.

Air date: Friday, April 18, 2020
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KNX News Radio: Gene Seroka on Apple Donation to LovLA (Part One)

KNX News Radio: Gene Seroka on Apple Donation to LovLA (Part One)

Part One: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka discusses the 160,000 face shields Apple donated to Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LovLA) with Margaret Carrero on KNX 1070.

Air date: Friday, April 18, 2020
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KNX News Radio: Gene Seroka on Apple Donation to LovLA (Part Two)

KNX News Radio: Gene Seroka on Apple Donation to LovLA (Part Two)

Part Two: Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka discusses the 160,000 face shields Apple donated to Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LovLA) with Margaret Carrero on KNX 1070.

Air date: Friday, April 18, 2020
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