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-WIL Luncheon: Thursday, April 24th with Bill Mongelluzzo

PMSA and Women in Logistics are co-hosting a luncheon on Thursday, April 24th with guest speaker Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor at the Journal of Commerce. The event will be held at 11am at Scott's Restaurant in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. For more information or to register please click here!

PMSA Annual Luncheon: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 with Mayor Eric Garcetti

The event will be on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Doubletree by Hilton in San Pedro, California with Keynote Speaker Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. The reception will begin at 11:30am, followed by the luncheon at 12pm. We'd like to thank our Platinum Sponsors: the Port of Los Angeles, APM Terminals, Flynn, Delich & Wise, and The Janel Group; as well as our Gold Sponsors: Matson, Union Pacific, Ports America, Yusen Terminals, Port of Hueneme, BNSF Railway, Pacific Harbor Line, and Long Beach Container Terminal for their support!

This event will sell out! Please click here to register!

PMSA News

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

PMSA Blog Corner

All Hands On Deck

Los Angeles Business Journal

By John McLaurin

February 17, 2014

More than $300 billion worth of cargo moves through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, supporting 315,000 jobs in Southern California and millions more across the nation. The forces - either good or bad - that affect these ports and the movement of goods they support have repercussions, not only locally but across the state and the nation.

Strategic investments made by previous leaders of the ports - such as dredging, and the development of large amounts of land, highway and rail access for cargo delivery throughout Southern California and the nation as a whole – have provided the key ingredients for success. In addition, marine terminal operators have invested billions of dollars in new equipment, terminal upgrades and environmental improvements.

Despite the success that our ports have achieved over the years, they are also facing a number of challenges - all of them extremely serious.

Click here to read the full piece.

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