Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association PMSA is an independent, not-for-profit shipping association that focuses on issues affecting international trade. www.pmsaship.com PMSA members are engaged in trade primarily between Asia and the U.S.
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West Coast as well as Europe, the Mediterranean and South America. PMSA operates from offices in San Francisco, Long Beach and Seattle, and represents owners and operators of marine terminals and U.S. and foreign vessels operating throughout the world.

Mission: On behalf of its members, PMSA is engaged in community affairs and legislative and regulatory processes in California and Washington state. PMSA provides members with an array of information services, including regular updates on matters of interest to the shipping industry, and serves as a clearinghouse for environmental practices across the industry.

Statement by John McLaurin, President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), Regarding Congestion in the S...
01/05/2021
Statement by John McLaurin, President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), Regarding Congestion in the Supply Chain

Statement by John McLaurin, President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), Regarding Congestion in the Supply Chain
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210104005734/en/Statement-by-John-McLaurin-President-of-the-Pacific-Merchant-Shipping-Association-PMSA-Regarding-Congestion-in-the-Supply-Chain

“Due to the pandemic, the entire supply chain is experiencing unprecedented problems that have contributed to a delay in goods reaching retail operati

12/18/2020
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The December 2020 PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PMSA-West-Coast-Trade-Report-December-2020.pdf

11/23/2020
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The November PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!

https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/West-Coast-Trade-Report-November-2020-.pdf

10/26/2020
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Container Dwell Time in September Among the Highest Ever Reported
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/September-2020-Container-Dwell-Time.pdf

10/23/2020
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The October 2020 PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!

https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/PMSA-West-Coast-Trade-Report-October-2020-.pdf

To Support Economic Recovery, Lawmakers Must Support California’s Ports :: Fox&Hounds
10/01/2020
To Support Economic Recovery, Lawmakers Must Support California’s Ports :: Fox&Hounds

To Support Economic Recovery, Lawmakers Must Support California’s Ports :: Fox&Hounds

California is fortunate to be the home to the most productive regions in the world for manufacturing and goods movement. According to 2018 statistics, California manufacturers lead the nation in manufacturing with more than 1.3 million workers, over 30,000 companies and exports totaling more than $1...

‪We applaud our members for their voluntary efforts to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales #PMSA
09/28/2020
Shipping companies receive awards for slowing to protect blue whales, blue skies

‪We applaud our members for their voluntary efforts to cut air pollution and protect endangered whales #PMSA

The Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies program gave awards to 15 global shipping companies for reducing speeds to 10 knots or less in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel reg…

09/24/2020
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The September 2020 PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/West-Coast-Trade-Report-September-2020.pdf

09/22/2020
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Highest Container Dwell Time in 18 Months
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/August-2020-Container-Dwell-Time-.pdf

State should partner with ports and agriculture to spur economic recovery
09/17/2020
State should partner with ports and agriculture to spur economic recovery

State should partner with ports and agriculture to spur economic recovery

State lawmakers need to make agriculture and ports a centerpiece of economic recovery. When the virus is contained and we need to jump start the economy, agriculture- and port-related businesses will be fired up and ready to go.

State should partner with ports and agriculture to spur economic recovery
09/17/2020
State should partner with ports and agriculture to spur economic recovery

State should partner with ports and agriculture to spur economic recovery

State lawmakers need to make agriculture and ports a centerpiece of economic recovery. When the virus is contained and we need to jump start the economy, agriculture- and port-related businesses will be fired up and ready to go.

08/25/2020
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The August PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/West-Coast-Trade-Report-August-2020-.pdf

07/29/2020
FuturePorts

FuturePorts

Thank you Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce for an important conversation on the future of logistics and the supply chain with an outstanding panel of speakers John McLaurin President of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, Brandon Fried Executive Director of The Airforwarders Association, Lidia Yan Co-Founder/CEO of NEXT Trucking, Tony Orrico SoCal District Industrial Engineering Transportation Director of UPS and moderator Nick Vyas Executive Director of the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management.

07/24/2020
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The July PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/West-Coast-Trade-Report-July-2020-1-1.pdf

07/13/2020
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51 organizations have joined PMSA in urging Gov. Newsom, Lt. Gov. Kounalakis, and the Legislature to take action to reverse the decline in West Coast ports’ market share before CA permanently loses jobs and direly needed state revenue. See the letter here. #ProtectCAPorts #CALeg #SavetheSupplyChain

06/26/2020
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California and Washington State need to reform state policies that drive business to other states #ProtectWestCoastPorts

https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Briefing-Paper-Loss-of-Market-Share-at-U.S.-West-Coast-Ports.pdf

06/25/2020
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The June 2020 PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/West-Coast-Trade-Report-June-2020-.pdf

06/18/2020
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New analysis reveals that the “higher cost of doing business in the States of California and Washington” was responsible for the loss of cargo business. Learn more. #ProtectWestCoastPorts

06/15/2020
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“The continuing loss of market share for West Coast ports, particularly Los Angeles and Long Beach, will cause economic ripples that start at the ports, move across Southern California and then affect the entire state, with the loss of good paying logistics jobs,” said John McLaurin, President of PMSA.

06/10/2020
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#DYK: West Coast marine terminals have spent billions to become the most environmentally friendly ports in the world. But the added cost of state mandates currently under consideration, will cause even more cargo, jobs, and businesses to move to out of state ports. #ProtectWestCoastPorts

06/08/2020
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The West Coast ports’ eroding market share represents a loss of 5.6 million containers last year, compared to 2006 figures. The loss of containers = an approximate loss of between 100,000 to 150,000 jobs in the region. #ProtectWestCoastPorts #SaveJobs
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Briefing-Paper-Confirms-Continual-Decline-in-Market-Share-at-West-Coast-Ports-.pdf

06/05/2020
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#ICYMI: A new analysis, Loss of Market Share at U.S. West Coast Ports by international trade economist Jock O’Connell, details the continuous loss of cargo from ports along the Western United States. See why we need to #ProtectWestCoastPorts

https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Briefing-Paper-Loss-of-Market-Share-at-U.S.-West-Coast-Ports.pdf

06/04/2020
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A new briefing report finds high costs, excessive regulation, labor issues, and lack of infrastructure investments are contributing to the continual market share decline of West Coast ports. #ProtectWestCoastPorts

https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Briefing-Paper-Confirms-Continual-Decline-in-Market-Share-at-West-Coast-Ports-.pdf

05/23/2020
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The May 2020 PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!

https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/West-Coast-Trade-Report-May-2020.pdf

For Economic Recovery, Protecting Our Ports is Essential :: Fox&Hounds
05/11/2020
For Economic Recovery, Protecting Our Ports is Essential :: Fox&Hounds

For Economic Recovery, Protecting Our Ports is Essential :: Fox&Hounds

“Essential” is a very important word in public policy these days. “Essential” signifies a job or industry sector that must continue despite health and safety risks. Essential workers impact every resident in some manner: the health care worker that serves the community, the police and firefi...

04/21/2020
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The April 2020 PMSA West Coast Trade Report is here!
https://www.pmsaship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/West-Coast-Trade-Report-April-2020-.pdf

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