“With 33 million Americans out of work today, we’re keeping this Port open and many still have jobs today because of the business that you afford us every day,” said Seroka, speaking to directly business leaders. “And we are gratefully appreciative of that.”
Seroka discussed his additional role as chief logistics officer for the City of Los Angeles and efforts launched through the Logistics Victory Los Angeles (LoVLA) marketplace. To date, LoVLA has investigated more than 800 supplier leads. Seroka has concurrently served as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles and chief logistics officer for the City of Los Angeles since March. For more information, visit
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seroka pointed out that the other shock to the supply chain system has been the ongoing trade war with China, which resulted in an increase in imports, a decline in exports and a widening of the trade gap. He also noted the Phase One trade deal with China has not materialized as expected.
Port of Los Angeles
remains open with all terminals operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.
North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $276 billion in trade during 2019. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region