Namely, partners offered the testing to hundreds of longshore workers and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) employees in an effort to reduce the spread of the pandemic and boost the safety at the facility.

Through the leadership of Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas and Los Angeles Port Police Chief Tom Gazsi, I’m so proud that the Port of Los Angeles can play an important role in providing for the health and safety of these critical workers. Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka, commented.

For the records, the testing was coordinated through the efforts and leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the PMA.

We are particularly grateful to ILWU Local 13 President Ramon Ponce de Leon, Local 63 President Mike Podue and Local 94 President Danny Miranda for leading the way on this groundbreaking event.

...Gene Seroka added.

Overall, Port of Los Angeles recently 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.