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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all cargo terminals at the Port of Los Angles have remained open and operational. As part of America’s supply chain, port operations, manufacturing and distribution are deemed essential and continue without interruption.
There are currently no reports of any vessel impacts due to COVID-19 at any Port of Los Angeles terminals.
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. To promote physical distancing best practices, the Port has canceled all public events until further notice.
Yes. All Port of Los Angeles terminals are open and operating. In fact, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record cargo volumes during the fourth quarter of 2020. Check out our current vessels in port (updated daily, Monday-Friday).
All cruise lines operating out of the Port of Los Angeles have suspended their cruises until further notice. Although cruising has paused, cruise ships periodically dock at the Port of Los Angeles to refuel and restock. Click here for the cruise ship schedule.
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 year to date are up compared to this time in 2020.
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.
As Chief Logistics Officer for the City of Los Angeles, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka spearheads Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA), which matches suppliers of PPE with local health care providers to help treat COVID-19 patients. The Port has also worked with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to disinfect marine terminals and supply port workers with PPE. In addition, the Port has worked with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Teamsters, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (LA Fed) and United Farm Workers (UFW) to make sure essential workers in the port complex as well as throughout the supply chain have access to PPE.
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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January 18, 2020
LA Business Journal: Port of LA Rebounds in 2020 After Difficult Stretch

January 15, 2021
AJOT: Seroka Reports Port of LA moved 9.2 million TEUs in 2020

January 14, 2021
L.A. Biz: Port of L.A. cargo voume ended 2020 down only 1.5% in 'erratic' year

January 14, 2021
American Shipper: Seroka: Port of LA 'stayed the course' during difficult 2020

December 22, 2020
Bloomberg: Freight Boom Fires Buffett Trains, Maersk Ships and Oil Prices

December 9, 2020
Supply Chain Drive Names Gene Seroka 'Executive of the Year'

September 1, 2020
Alive! News from the Employees Club of California: Port Logistics Manages Medical Gear for LA Area During the Pandemic

July 16, 2020
American Shipper: Seroka working to stem tide of market share loss

June 4, 2020
Transport Topics: Port Slowdown Affects Workers Who Rely on Cargo, Leaders Say

June 22, 2020
Los Angeles Business Journal: Heavy Duties: Gene Seroka guides the Port of LA — and the city’s PPE supply efforts

May 18, 2020
AJOT: Port of LA’s Seroka Outlines Port and City Public Private Partnerships​

April 28, 2020
Daily Breeze: LA Port director working overtime in push to secure coronavirus medical supplies

April 7, 2020
LA Times: Fed up with scammers, Los Angeles moves to create clearinghouse for medical supplies

March 25, 2020
Yahoo Finance: 'We’ve had 2 huge shocks to the system:' Port of LA's executive director

March 18, 2020
American Shipper: 'Don't let anyone tell you otherwise' - Port of LA open​

February 27, 2020
New York Times: Virus Disrupts China’s Shipping, and World Ports Feel the Impact
Port News on COVID-19

CMA CGM Sends Emergency Supplies To Help Those Affected by Wildfires

Oct. 9, 2020 - As wildfires continue to impact California, the Port of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Port Police expressed their gratitude to CMA CGM for sending shipping containers and firefighting supplies to LAFD and the counties of Fresno and Madera.
 
Farm workers wearing masks

Port of Los Angeles, CMA CGM Group Donate 75,000 Masks to United Farm Workers

Aug. 31, 2020 - The Port of Los Angeles, Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) and CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, donated 75,000 respiratory face masks to the United Farm Workers of America, which represents farm workers and is actively advocating for the health and safety of all farm workers who continue to work outdoors amid the pandemic, wildfire smoke and extreme heat.
Drive-thru Covid testing

Mayor Garcetti, Port of Los Angeles Provide COVID-19 Testing to Longshore Workforce

July 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in coordination with the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Port of Los Angeles, offered drive-through COVID-19 testing to hundreds of longshore workers. The testing was coordinated through the efforts and leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association.
Forklift with donated items

Consulate General of Japan Facilities Donations to LoVLA for COVID-19 Response

July 1, 2020 - The Port of Los Angeles and Logistics Victory Los Angeles have received a donation of 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer from YS Media Agency with the assistance of the Japan External Trade Organization Los Angeles and Nippon Express. Additionally, Toyota Motor North America has donated 1,000 face shields. Both gifts were facilitated by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles.
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