The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) is an independent, not-for-profit association focused on global trade.

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The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) is an independent, not-for-profit association focused on global trade. PMSA operates 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.

On behalf of its members, PMSA engages in community affairs and legislative and regulatory affairs in California and Washington state.  PMSA provides members with information services, including regular updates on matters of interest to the shipping industry.  It also serves as a clearinghouse for environmental practices across the industry.

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) is an independent, not-for-profit association focused on global trade.

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Events

PMSA Annual Luncheon with Mayor Robert Garcia - April 22, 2015

PMSA is having its annual luncheon on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. This year's Keynote Speaker is the Honorable Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach. To register or for more details, please go to: https://pmsaannualluncheon2015.eventbrite.com

 

WCIT/PMSA Candidate Forum Breakfast - April 29, 2015

Washington Council on International Trade and the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association are once again teaming up to host a candidate forum on trade and maritime issues. Building off their successful candidate forums for Governor and Port of Seattle Commission, this event will feature candidates for the Seattle City Council in Districts 1 and 6 (two of the main maritime and trade Council districts). The breakfast will be held in the Holland America Dining Room at the World Trade Center Seattle at 8am. To register or for more details, please click here.

 

PMSA News

4/17/15 - PMSA Headquarters Moving to Oakland, CA on May 1, 2015

 

10/13/14 - The Tacoma-Seattle port alliance: More challenges still ahead

4/30/14 - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks cooperation with Long Beach on port issues

10/10/13 - USCG Sector San Francisco thanks maritime community for helping to make America's Cup race a success

 
Interested in becoming a PMSA member? Contact Laura Williams at lwilliams@pmsaship.com
 

PMSA Blog Corner

Doesn't Stack Up

Florida governor calls for poaching L.A.'s cargo business but Sunshine State just can't handle it.

By John McLaurin

Saturday, April 4, 2015

For more than 150 years, wide-eyed fortune seekers have been coming to California seeking easy pickings. 

So now here comes Florida Gov. Rick Scott leading a "trade delegation” to entice the international trade and logistics industry to uproot and return with him to the Sunshine State.

The governor doesn't really want the cargo, of course. What he wants are the tens of thousands of jobs and economic benefits in California that are associated with moving, tracking, storing and distributing goods – everything from lawn chairs to clothing to big-screen televisions. 

Click here to read the entire blog.

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