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Layoffs at WBCT China Shipping Container Terminal at Port of Los Angeles

FILE PHOTO: West Basin Container Terminal - China Shipping at the Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, April 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – PortandTerminal.com has received information that the West Basin Container Terminal – China Shipping (WBCT) at the Port of Los Angeles has announced to its workers that it will be making layoffs.

Reportedly, all foremen and most crane drivers at WBCT will be laid off due to weak cargo activity at the container terminal. We do not know the timing of these layoffs yet.

Who Owns the Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles
INFOGRAPHIC – Who Owns the Terminals at the Port of Los Angeles? China Shipping (WBCT) is one of seven container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles.

China Shipping (North America) Holding Company Ltd. is fully equipped with the capacity to serve mega-ships and can service vessels up to 14,000 TEU. The terminal operates Berths 100-102 at the Port of Los Angeles is owned by COSCO Shipping.

The Port of Los Angeles, America’s largest container port, recently announced that its March container volumes were down by 31% versus 2019.

READ: Port of LA March cargo volume drops nearly 31%

The Los Angeles/China Shipping layoffs fall on the heels of similar news this week from the Port of Virginia. The Port of Virginia said it will shut down one of its six terminals on Monday due to trade demand declines amid coronavirus-driven restrictions.

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