Following the pandemic situation, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Port of Los Angeles joined forces and provided longshore workers drive-through COVID-19 testing.
Port of Los Angeles
As the video notes, the port of Los Angeles moved 691,475 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in June, experiencing a decline of 9.6% in comparison to last year.
Port of Los Angeles set a new global record for most cargo moves during a single ship call. In fact, 18.465 containers from the MSC Isabella were successfully moved at APM Terminals’ Pier 400.
The Port of Los Angeles moved 581,665 TEUs in May, a 29.8% decrease compared to last year’s record-setting May, said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka in a news briefing. Five months into 2020, overall cargo volumes have decreased 18.6% compared to 2019.
The Port of Los Angeles moved 688,999 TEUs in April. While that figure was 53% more than March volumes, it represents a decrease of 6.45% compared to last April.
Following the oil price’s collapse in early March as a COVID-19 outcome, the US Coast Guard informed that they are monitoring the increased presence of oil tanker vessels near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the government of California wrote a letter to the Trump Administration requesting immediate deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles until September 2020, so as to be prepared in response to the disease.
Following the COVID-19 situation, the busiest and largest container port in US, Port of Los Angeles, saw a decrease in its cargo volumes. In fact, the port managed to move 544.037 TEUs during February, meaning a 22.9% drop in comparison to the same month last year.
The Port of Los Angeles and the Port Authority of Nagoya, Japan, inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation and exchange information on projects focused on operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Port of Los Angeles, the largest container port in the US, is forecasting a 25% drop in container volumes in February, as a result from the major disruptions brought by the coronavirus outbreak in shipping trade all over the world.
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