Archive for March, 2020

Port of L.A. Operating at 80% Because of Coronavirus

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.

Coronavirus Watch: Shopping Behavior Shifts, Walmart Hires Thousands

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.

Georgia ports employ ‘isolate and operate strategy’ to battle COVID-19

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.

Mercy deploys to provide medical relief in LA

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.