Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said Thursday that cargo is flowing at the shipyard, which remains “fully operational” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Seroka said port leaders are working to establish long-term infrastructure investments and to “increase competitiveness and opportunities to expand markets.”
“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,” Seroka said. “That future focus is a constant here at the Port of Los Angeles. It has to be.”
Seroka said construction projects are moving forward, including enhancements to the Everport Terminal, several marine oil terminals and on-dock rail capability.
The port’s current list of active projects totals $367 million in capital spending that officials said will generate an estimated 3,011 construction jobs.
The port director also said officials are working with supply chain stakeholders on increasing exports out of the United States via Los Angeles and planning for increased trade with Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.