Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles experience labor shortages due to COVID-19; nearly one out of every 10 dockworkers are out due to Omicron variant

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January 12, 2022 (press release) –

Dear  Valued Customer,
As  communicated  across  media  outlets,  the  terminals  at  the Ports  of  Los  Angeles/Long  Beach  are experiencing  labor  shortages  related  to  COVID-19.  It  has  been  reported  that  nearly  1 in  10  dockworkers are  out  this  week  due  to  the  Omicron  variant. For  more detailed  information,  please see the below  articles:

JOC.com:  LA-LB  terminals  brace  for COVID-related labor  shortage
WSJ.com:  Southern  California  Ports  Struggle  to  Trim  Cargo  Backlog  as  Omicron  Surges

We will  continue  to  monitor  the  situation and send additional  updates  as  needed.  If  you have  any  further questions  or  concerns,  please contact  your  APL  Logistics  Account  Manager  or  local  APL  Logistics  office. 

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