Friday, April 24, 2020

Port of Los Angeles Open for Business, Focused on Future

By Karen Robes Meeks

Amid the COVID-19 health crisis, business operations and major infrastructure projects continue to move forward at the Port of Los Angeles, said the port’s top official Thursday.

In his latest video update, Port Executive Director Gene Seroka said the port is open for business and is pushing forward on several long-term infrastructure projects, including upgrading Everport Terminal and marine oil terminals as well as enhancing its on-dock rail capabilities.

Projects currently active total $367 million and will mean roughly 3,011 construction jobs. The port is also partnering with the supply chain on bolstering exports out of the US through Los Angeles and looking to boost trade with Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries, Seroka noted.

“While our nation battles this global pandemic and the economic headwinds of these challenging times, there is a strong desire among many of us to look toward the future,” said Seroka. “That future focus is a constant here at the Port of Los Angeles. It has to be.”