The PMSA is an independent, not-for-profit trade association focused on global trade.

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 maritime industry is critically important to the state, nation and world. Our ports serve as a major economic engine

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PMSA’s environmental program works to both preserve the environment and promote economic benefits for the people of California and Washington.

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Policy Issues

Our commitment goes beyond cargo, we are dedicated to educating and uniting our port communities. PMSA believes it is important to be a good corporate citizen in the communities where members operate.

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