Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. The Port of Los Angeles is open with all terminals operational, and no congestion whatsoever. Port operations, manufacturing and distribution are considered critical and essential, as part of America’s supply chain, which must continue.
 
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. The Port has canceled all public events and boat tours have been suspended until further notice.
Yes. All Port of Los Angeles terminals are open and operating. Cargo volumes are at 85% of normal traffic. Check out our current vessels in port.
 
 
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 year to date are down compared to 2019, but are slightly above the average weekly work shift when looking at the average weekly totals back to January 2017.
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 out the supply chain have access to needed 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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Port News on COVID-19
Farm workers wearing masks

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

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. (Aug. 31, 2020)
Drive-thru Covid testing

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

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. (July 16, 2020)
Forklift with donated items

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

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. (July 1, 2020)
Honeywell press conference

Mayor Garcetti Welcomes First Shipment of N95 Masks from Honeywell

Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomed the delivery of the first part of a larger order of 24 million N95 masks purchased by the City from Honeywell for doctors, nurses, firefighters, and first responders. The masks were purchased at a competitive market rate and will be delivered to hospitals and health care providers throughout Los Angeles as well as Fire Department personnel. (May 28, 2020)
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