POLB Open And Operating; Ports Directed To Continue Moving Cargo As Health Crisis Unfolds
Port of Long Beach marine terminals are open and continue to operate as essential facilities while the city, county and state have directed residents to remain safe in their homes during the health crisis.
Regular vessel calls and scheduled work shifts are continuing at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. The Port of Long Beach is open for business and we expect operations to continue as normal, with the health-protective measures as set in place by federal, state and local authorities.
While the Port is focused on the well-being of the workforce, all stakeholders are working diligently to ensure that cargo operations continue, maintaining a vital link in the supply chain to ensure everyday goods continue to be available to Americans.
The Port of Long Beach is an essential operation that will remain open. Over the past week, we have advocated all levels of government to ensure that ports and the broader supply chain be exempt from any government order regarding cessation of activities in face of the current crisis.
To slow community spread of COVID-19, the Port Administration Building, Joint Security Command and Control Center and Maintenance Facility are closed to the public until further notice. However, normal administrative functions are continuing – all communication and meetings with Port of Long Beach staff will take place online or via phone. Port staff members are at work and will continue to facilitate cargo operations.
The Port is also working very closely with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, supporting communications and planning efforts for the Health Department’s response. Local health officials are leading highly effective efforts to communicate with the public and to ensure continued vigilance. Up-to-date information is available on the City of Long Beach’s website at www.longbeach.gov/covid19.