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Press Releases

January 25, 2017 - PMSA Container Dwell Time Study - December

January 3, 2017 - PMSA Container Dwell Time Study - November 

December 12, 2016 - PMSA Container Dwell Time Study - October

November 17, 2016 - PMSA Container Dwell Time Study 

September 23, 2016 - Alvarenga Joins Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

May 31, 2016 - Maritime Environmental and Logistics Expert Joins PMSA as Vice President 

October 12, 2015 - Seaport Infrastructure Financing Districts Created in California 

September 11, 2015 - State Senate Refuses to Grant San Francisco Bar Pilots Big Pay Increases

August 4, 2015 - PMSA Statement on Northwest Seaport Alliance

July 7, 2015 - PMSA Applauds Gov. Brown's Executive Order on Directing Creation of Integrated Freight Action Plan

May 19, 2015 - PMSA's Mike Moore Recognized For Maritime Safety Contributions

May 27, 2014 - Port Customers Praise Nomination of New Executive Director for the Port of Los Angeles

May 22, 2014 - PMSA Obtains Attorneys' Fees Award Against State of California in Public Access Case

September 29, 2012 - California Gov. Jerry Brown Praised for Signing Bill to Enhance Pilot Safety in San Francisco Bay and River System

September 11, 2012 - Governor Approves Legislation to Extend Fuel Tax Exemption, Keep Jobs at California Ports

May 5, 2011 - State Pilot Commission Recommends Pay Increase For Harbor Pilots Already Making $400,000 Per Year

April 5, 2011 - PMSA Lauds Port of Long Beach Executive Director Dick Steinke as He Announces His Retirement

March 28, 2011 - Ninth Circuit Fails to Uphold Jurisdictional Limits on States' Authority To Regulate Conduct of Vessels on the High Seas

March 8, 2011 - San Francisco Bar Pilots Seek Rate Increase of 22.8%, Pay Could Eclipse an Unprecedented $600,000 per Pilot

November 3, 2010 - Long Beach Voters Approve, But Split on City Hall's Ballot Measure To Divert Funds, Decision Making from Port to City Council

October 18, 2010 - Maritime Transportation & International Trade Leaders Unite in Opposition to Measure D

March 26, 2010 - U.N. Agency Approves Measure to Reduce West Coast Ship Emissions

January 6, 2010 - Maritime Industry Applauds the Emphasis on Job Creation in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of the State Address

December 15, 2009 - Shipping Association Receives Environmental Justice Achievement Award

December 11, 2009 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Grants PMSA Petition for Appeal Addressing Legally Flawed Jurisdictional Authority Asserted by the California Air Resources Board

November 24, 2009 - Audit Mandated by Legislature after the Cosco Busan Incident Reveals Inconsistencies in State Pilot Licensing

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