PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020
Los Angeles’ COVID-19 emergency Chief Logistics Officer, aka Gene Seroka, aka Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, provides a detailed update on the status of cargo movement and operations at the Port of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles issued an update on cargo movement and operations at the port.
Here are the key takeaways from Gene Seroka’s update:
- Port operations running smoothly. No congestion or disruption
- Evening labor shifts now starting an hour later to provide time for sanitization of cargo handling equipment and radios
- Smaller sized container ships now calling on port as economy contracts
- 30 cancelled port calls through to mid-July
- Labor shift counts at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles up 20% and last week – highest level in nearly two months
- Anticipating higher container volume in April as manufacturing in China normalizes and some US businesses replenish their inventories
- Overall volume in 2020 will be considerably lower than 2019
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