Pacific Merchant
Shipping Association
The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association advocates on behalf of marine terminal operators, ocean-going vessels, and maritime industry stakeholders doing business at U.S. West Coast ports.

The PMSA is an independent, not-for-profit 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.

Economy

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

Read More

Environment

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Connect with PMSA

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.