Archive for May, 2021

U.S. Exporters Continue to Encounter Rough Sailing in 2021

Paul Snell, CEO British – American Shipping, warned that the recent consolidation of ocean carriers into now 17 carriers into a smaller number of alliances has been accompanied by downsizing and automation in which carriers “mimic each other” in emphasizing imports over exports and with the unintended effect of “devaluing” U.S exporters.

This consolidation is causing international trade to favor imports over exports to the United States and is creating long-term obstacles for U.S. exporters.

However, Snell emphasized that challenges faced by ...

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After COVID Losses, Port of San Francisco’s Forbes Hopeful About A Rebound and State Aid

In an interview with AJOT, Elaine Forbes, executive director, Port of San Francisco said the Port could be facing up to an $80 million deficit by the end of 2021. She is hopeful about an economic rebound in 2022 and that $250 million designated by the State of California for ports’ recovery might be partially utilized to reduce Port losses suffered during the pandemic.

Earlier this month, Forbes told the San Francisco Board of Supervisors: “The Port is in a crisis. ...

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PCNC & CBFANC Present “U.S. Exporter Strategies in 2021” – May 20


1030: INTRODUCTION: Stas Margaronis, PCNC & Evey Hwang, CBFANC

1040: WELCOME: Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland

1045: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Paul Snell, CEO, British-American Shipping, LLC “How to Navigate Export Obstacles in 2021”

1100 PANEL DISCUSSION: “What Strategies Should Exporters Pursue In 2021?”

Peter Friedmann, Executive Director, Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC)

John Lee, ...

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PCNC Presents: U.S. MARITIME DAY 2021: Salute to the Jones Act with Acting MARAD Administrator Lucinda Lessley – May 21

Friday May 21, 2021 @ 1030 Pacific Via Zoom

1030: INTRODUCTION: Stas Margaronis, PCNC

1035: WELCOME: Niels Aalund, President, International Propeller Club of the United States

Lucinda Lessley

1040: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lucinda Lessley, Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator, “Should the United States Expand Its Merchant Marine & Shipbuilding to Help U.S. Exporters” 

Lucinda Lessley serves as the Acting Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Previously, she was Senior Investigator with the House Committee on Homeland Security.  Prior ...

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