Northern California maritime professionals expedite imports during coronavirus emergency

A group of Northern California freight forwarders, customs brokers, stevedores and U.S. Customs officials are working together with truckers, longshore labor and Port of Oakland officials to expedite import containers reaching end users, especially those that contain medical supplies and other important products during the Coronavirus emergency.

This comes as Amazon announced it is prioritizing health and medically related shipments: “We are seeing increased online shopping, and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock. With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers,” according to an Amazon email published by Business Insider.

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