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White House Issues 2023 National Maritime Day Proclamation

A Proclamation on National Maritime Day, 2023

     On National Maritime Day, we honor the thousands of dedicated merchant mariners who serve on United States vessels around the world.  During times of both peace and war, merchant mariners are always there — stepping up to transport equipment, troops, and goods across the globe to make our country safer and stronger.

     With professionalism and passion, merchant mariners have forged us into the maritime Nation we are today.  During the Revolutionary ...

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MARITIME DAY PRESENTATIONS TUESDAY MAY 23rd 0900-1130 U.S. PACIFIC COAST TIME VIA ZOOM

PROPELLER CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MARITIME DAY PRESENTATIONS TUESDAY MAY 23RD 0900-1130 U.S. PACIFIC COAST TIME VIA ZOOM

0900 Call to Order: Stas Margaronis, Propeller Club of Northern California

0905 Welcome James Patti International Propeller Club

0915 Keynote Speaker: Luke Lorenz, Director of Legislative Affairs, Navy League of the United States, Challenges Facing U.S. Navy

0930 Infrastructure & Ports

Deb Calhoun, Senior Vice President, Waterways Council Inc

Paul Matthews, Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana

Jeff ...

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Backed by Amazon & CBRE, Forum Mobility is building harbor truck charging stations in California

In January, Amazon announced it is supporting Forum Mobility, an Oakland, California zero-emission trucking solutions provider, that is building electric truck charging stations for harbor trucking fleets and drivers.

The venture is supported by a new $400 million joint venture, led by the commercial real estate company CBRE. In addition, Homecoming Capital provided $100 million.

Forum Mobility’s investors include Obvious Ventures, Edison International, Overture, Homecoming Capital, CBRE Investment Management, Elemental Excelerator and Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, the announcement said.

The endorsement from ...

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AGTC’s Friedmann says lack of ILWU-PMA contract could be “dangerous, permanent.”


AGTC’s Friedmann says lack of ILWU-PMA contract could be “dangerous, permanent.”

Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC) Executive Director Peter Friedmann has again warned that the lack of a West Coast labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) could be “dangerous” and “permanent.”

Friedmann provided AJOT with an update sent to AGTC members on the dangers created by the lack of an ILWU-PMA contract: “Currently, too many West Coast marine terminals are ...

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PCNC & PCLALB Welcome: Busan Port Authority’s E.H. Lee, Monday May 22nd (Maritime Day)

E. H. Lee, Busan Port Authority, Director of Marketing and International Affairs, will address the Propeller Clubs of Northern California and Los Angeles & Long Beach on the topic of “Korean and U.S. Ports: Learning From Each Other” 

Monday May 22 (Maritime Day) @ 1400 (U.S. Pacific Time) Via Zoom


Welcoming speakers are:

James Patti, President, International Propeller Club
Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland
Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
S.W. Lee, President, Customs Brokers, and ...

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PCNC Welcomes PMSA’s John McLaurin IN PERSON Scotts Seafood, Tuesday April 18th from 1130-1330

John McLaurin, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, will provide us with an overview of U.S. Pacific Coast port challenges in 2023

DATE & TIME
Tuesday April 18th 2023 from 1130 to 1330

EVENT ADDRESS:
Scott’s Seafood & Grill 2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

AGENDA

  • Networking 1130-1200
  • Lunch 12.00
  • John’s speech starts at 1245
  • Questions
  • Conclusion 1330

JOHN’S BIO

PMSA President John McLaurin is a recognized authority on West Coast port, trade and transportation issues.

John was selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Connie Award by the Container & Intermodal Institute.  Connie recipients ...

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PCNC WELCOMES LARS JENSEN: 2023 GLOBAL CONTAINER MARKET REVIEW TUESDAY JANUARY 17@ 11 VIA Z00M

PCNC WELCOMES VESPUCCI MARITIME’S LARS JENSEN 2023 GLOBAL CONTAINER MARKET REVIEW

JENSEN WILL DISCUSS:

  • Trends China’s market for imports and exports
  • Will there be an ocean freight rate war in 2023?
  • Changes in ocean carrier alliances 
  • Decarbonization challenges for ocean carriers
  • Maersk’s methanol shipbuilding plans
  • Advice for U.S. exporters in 2023
  • Will U.S. West Coast ports permanently lose business to U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports?

Registration is $15

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Questions apmargaronis@gmail.com

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LOUISIANA WILL NEED $50 BILLION & TEXAS $34 BILLION FOR COASTAL & FLOODING PROTECTIONS & SOME MISSISSIPPI FRESH WATER IS UNDER ATTACK

The “Storms Flooding and Sea Level Defense 2022” conference, produced by the Propeller Club of Northern California and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), heard that coastal protections will cost for: 1) Louisiana  $50 billion; and 2) for Texas $34 billion.

In one instance, the cost of storm surge barriers to protect Texas’ Galveston Bay rose from $12 billion in 2019 to $17 billion in 2022.

On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District began ...

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US Coast Guard Cities Cyber Security Exposures At U.S. Ports

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning that U.S. ports and marine terminals remain exposed to cyber attacks on a number of different fronts.

In a presentation to the Propeller Club of Northern California, Commander Boris Montatsky, who serves at the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command as the Cyber Effects and Protection Division Chief, said there are six areas of risks at ports, marine terminals and on vessels:

Facility Access: A compromise “impacting physical access control systems can lead to supply chain delays ...

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Draft Waterfront Adaptation Strategies

The Port of San Francisco, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and San Francisco city agencies, has developed seven Waterfront Adaptation Strategies based on over five years of public engagement. This is an impactful moment for the City as we plan for the future and address sea level rise risk now. 

With the Draft Waterfront Adaptation Strategies now available for public feedback, the goal is to reach a Draft Waterfront Adaptation Plan (Tentatively Selected Plan) by summer 2023. ...

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