State of California has deemed ports and terminal operations as essential businesses and continue to operate. FMS is working under the guidelines set forth per the Governor and following guidelines put in place by the CDC.

FMS COVID-19 Contamination Prevention Initiatives Updated January 5, 2021 


In the midst of current events, all of us working in the Port complex have a pivotal role in maintaining the flow of important cargo. Our cargo keeps the stores stocked with food, medicine, and critical supplies. Here is what Fenix Marine Services is doing to provide a safe working environment for us, for the good of our families and the American public at large: 


  • Antibacterial/Disinfectant Wipes at Radio Allocation Booths 
    • All radios, batteries & mics are wiped upon receipt 
    •  Securitas radio booth personnel wear nitrile gloves when receiving and passing out equipment 
    • Wipe dispensers will be placed inside & mounted outside allocation booths for general disinfecting (available to any worker to disinfect vehicles, steering wheels, onboard radios/mics, controls) 
  • 700+ spray bottles with germicidal disinfectant solution have been deployed throughout terminal and equipment 
  • Supplies of germicidal disinfectant deliveries will continue as long as needed 
  • Twice weekly facility deep cleaning using germicidal disinfecting procedures 
  • Shuttle buses sanitized/disinfected twice per week – and sanitized throughout the day by the bus drivers 
  • Revised employee check in process/Safety Talk to provide appropriate social distancing 
  • Adequate 6’ spacing for OTR lines at trouble window 
  • All HVAC filters in every building/office have been replaced 
  • Terminal tours and admittance of non-essential personnel have been suspended 
  • Inbound vessel traffic and crews screened and subject to scrutiny of CDC, USCBP & USCG 
  • Honest and accurate flow of information will continue to be provided for all working at FMS as it becomes available 


Access to FMS

In addition to the above procedures for disinfecting and restrictions, we are implementing the following policies for entry to our facility for ALL management employees, Security staff, Vendors, ILWU, Motor Carriers and visitors:

At all points of entrance to our facility, Security officers will perform screening protocols (which will also be displayed):

  1. Do you have COVID-19?
  2. Do you have a cough?
  3. Do you have shortness of breath?
  4. Do you have difficulty breathing?
  5. Do you have a fever or chills?
  6. Are you under any isolation or quarantine orders?


If the answer is “Yes” to any of these questions:

  • They may not be admitted to the terminal and instructed to isolate in their vehicle or away from the screening area.
  • FMS management will be contacted immediately.

Along with asking the above questions, FMS Security guards have been trained and deemed qualified to operate infrared thermometers to check everyone’s temperature entering the facility. All guards checking temperatures have been trained to operate the ExTech Instruments Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer – Model No. IR200.

If anyone has a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees fahrenheit:

  • They may not be admitted to the terminal and instructed to isolate in their vehicle or away from the screening area.
  • FMS management will be contacted immediately.
  • Safety protocols will be followed as provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
  • NOTE – The temperature reading will not apply to Motor Carriers at this time.


Should any individual refuse to answer the questions or have their temperature taken, they may not be admitted. 

We have added additional ground markings, 6 feet apart on the sidewalks at both entrances to facilitate proper physical distancing.

FMS thanks all of you for practicing common sense defenses against the spread of COVID-19. Working together, we will continue to provide a safe environment for our critical work and contribution to the well being of the American public, U.S. commerce and supply chain!