Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the Port open?
All cargo terminals at the Port of Los Angles have remained open and operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of America’s supply chain, port operations, manufacturing and distribution are essential and continue without interruption.
Where can I find the daily cargo update?
View our Cargo Operations Dashboard to get a daily snapshot of the Port's current operational status, including vessels in port and at anchor, container terminal gate hours and real-time cargo-tracking data tools, the Signal, Return Signal and Control Tower.
Are container ships still coming in?
Yes. All Port of Los Angeles terminals are open and operating. In fact, the Port of Los Angeles experienced record cargo volumes during the first quarter of 2021. Check out our current vessels in port (updated daily, Monday-Friday).
Are cruise ships still operating?
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.
Are longshoremen working?
Yes, longshore workers continue to work in the San Pedro Bay. Longshore labor is represented through the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and is employed by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). According to recent figures released by the PMA, there was an average of 43,975 total longshore weekly work shifts from Jan. 1 through May 29, 2021, an increase of 19% compared to the weekly shift count totals for the last four years.
What is the Port doing in response to the possible spread of coronavirus?
To minimize risks, the Port of Los Angeles is adhering to guidelines from local, state and federal health agencies. As necessary, the Port consults with a range of agencies on health-related issues, including the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other public agencies.
How is the Port handling distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
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. As of June 2021, the Port and LoVLA have distributed more than 8.5 million units of PPE to nearly 40 Los Angeles area hospitals and over 200 health care facilities. Additionally, the Port has provided cleaning materials to 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 and LoVLA has provided PPE to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Teamsters, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (LA County Fed) and United Farm Workers (UFW).
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