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Port of LA sets new cargo handling record

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.

Port of Los Angeles: Cargo volumes drop 29.8% in May

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. 

USCG monitors increased oil tanker presence off US coast

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.

California requests USNS Mercy Hospital Ship against COVID-19 outbreak

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.

COVID-19 impacts Port of LA cargo volumes

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.