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Pandemic to Weigh on U.S. Ports’ Peak Shipping Season

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REUTERS, AUGUST 13, 2020 Restocking at retailers “modest” says Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Imports at major U.S. container seaports could hit their lowest level in four years as the novel coronavirus pandemic pummels a U.S. economy that was already grappling with negative effects of the U.S.-China trade war, experts said. …

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VIDEO: Port of Los Angeles cargo volume plunge 30% in May

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PortandTerminal.com, June 10, 2020 Executive Director Gene Seroka announced the May 2020 container volumes in a news briefing today. LOS ANGELES, CA – Cargo volume at the Port of Los Angeles fell by nearly third in May as trade continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and lingering trade war with China, dashing hopes of a rebound. Executive Director …

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VIDEO: Port of Los Angeles’ Seroka provides update: Summary of key points.

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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 …

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Port of Los Angeles exec says “weaponization of tariffs” is the new normal in trade

Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles

Reuters, January 17, 2020 By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The executive overseeing the busiest U.S. gateway for ocean trade with China on Thursday said the “weaponization of tariffs” to advance U.S. policy interests may now be the “new normal.” The comments from Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka came just a day after U.S. President Donald …

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Port of LA: “Tariffs threaten millions of U.S. jobs”. Gene Seroka tells it like it is

PortandTerminal.com, November 22, 2019 Tariffs endanger $186 billion in US economic activity and threaten 1.5 million US jobs a recent Port of Los Angeles study finds LOS ANGELES, CA – Throughout the ongoing trade war with China, Gene Seroka has been an outspoken critic of the damage that it has inflicted upon the American economy and its workers. Earlier this …

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Elon Musk earns 1,082 times more than the CEO at the Port of Los Angeles

PortandTerminal.com, October 2, 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA – The Port of Los Angeles is America’s #1 container port. In 2018 Los Angeles handled 9.5 million teu which represented almost 20% of all of America’s total container traffic. In the fiscal year 2018, the port had operating revenue of almost half a billion dollars. It’s a huge operation by any measure. …

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Threat of new September 1 tariffs increase concerns at America’s ports

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PortandTerminal.com, August 2, 2019 The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of America’s seaports, is deeply concerned over the renewed threat of increased tariffs. On Twitter yesterday, President Trump criticized the Chinese government for not living up to its trade promise and threatened to retaliate in advance of upcoming talks with an additional 10 percent …

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“What this workforce sorely needs is a look to the future” Port of Los Angeles CEO

PortandTerminal.com, June 12, 2019 Los Angeles, CA – At a board meeting approving the Port of Los Angeles’ next budget, Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port, reiterated his forecast that Los Angeles container volumes will double in the next 15 years, representing roughly 5 percent annual growth through 2035. To keep volumes going, the seaport’s employees will face a …

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