Port of Long Beach Marine Terminals Stay Open, Offices Close

By Karen Robes Meeks

In the midst of COVID-19, marine terminals at the Port of Long Beach will stay open to keep goods flowing, the port announced this week.

Workers – the port added – will be moving goods to and from ships “under the health-protective directives established by the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection, with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

“While the port’s primary focus is to protect the well-being of the port and industry 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 said.

And while the port has closed its administration building, Joint Security Command and Control Center and maintenance facility to the public until March 31 or further notice, port staff will still be available via phone or online.

By Sarah Spangler