Officials at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest, said the facility is operating at about 80% as factories in China slowly come back online, and the U.S. economy struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Monday that she is “very worried about every city in the United States” and projects 100,000 to 200,000 American deaths as a best case scenario.
Crew members evacuated from container ship, tested for coronavirus and hospitalized in China.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is providing more detail as requests come in about what is covered under the agency’s emergency hours-of-service (HOS) waiver.
Second Navy ship expected to arrive in New York on Monday to provide relief to hospitals overburdened with coronavirus patients
Demand for essential goods and medical supplies is drawing truck capacity even as business shutdowns dry up other sources of freight, a trend that could result in displaced capacity.
A new survey finds a dramatic increase in the number of shoppers affected by the coronavirus outbreak, across all ages and genders, over the last month. In the survey by First Insight, Inc., 75% of respondents said the virus is impacting their shopping behavior. That compares with 45% in a comparable survey conducted in February.
It’s business as usual at Georgia’s ports, but with an “isolate and operate strategy.” That strategy includes spreading out workers at the 1,300-acre Garden City Terminal in Savannah to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch said.
Terminal operators in the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland are adding an extra hour between the day and night shifts in order to sanitize equipment, but they say the move should not cause operational disruptions.
Washington governor also asked Trump for hospital ship’s help during coronavirus pandemic. The USNS Mercy hospital ship sailed from San Diego on Monday to provide relief to Los Angeles-area hospitals overburdened by the coronavirus pandemic.