The new normal is now ports turning to digitalization and technology to continue operations and trade flow, due to the COVID-19 measures and the global lockdown. The report includes smart steps to be taken so that the industry adapts to the new reality.
Port of Los Angeles
chainPORT group, a multilateral partnership of global ports, met on 21 and 22 September, discussing the evolving role of ports in today’s supply chain.
The Port of Los Angeles processed 961,833 TEUs in August, the first monthly cargo increase in a year. The 12% gain in cargo was driven by imports, which eclipsed 500,000 TEUs for the first time.
Port of Los Angeles plans to launch a new supply chain key dashboard data in order that all supply chain stakeholders have access and can use forward-looking information to better plan and prepare for inbound cargo.
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.
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.
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