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Checking In On The Ports of Los Angeles And Long Beach: Hospital Ship ‘Mercy’ Docks, Cargo Volumes Are Down And More




US Navy personnel look at the USNS Mercy hospital ship after it arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on March 27, 2020.
US Navy personnel look at the USNS Mercy hospital ship after it arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on March 27, 2020.
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The Navy hospital ship Mercy, sent to relieve pressure from local hospitals, is docked at the Port of Los Angeles and started receiving patients on Sunday. 

Today, we talk to the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles about how the Port is coordinating with USNS Mercy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll also discuss  how the pandemic has affected the most trafficked container port in North America, what’s happening to cargo volume and what that all means for you. 

Guests: 

Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles 

Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach; he tweets @MarioCorderoLB