In 2021, Greg Regan was elected President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, a labor organization consisting of 36 unions that together represent workers in all areas of transportation. TTD focuses on federal legislation, regulatory matters, and policy issues that impact transportation workers.
In his current position, Greg leads and oversees TTD’s daily operation and serves as ...
With the arrival of Pasha’s new George III at the Port of Oakland on August 31st, Ed Washburn, Senior Vice President Fleet Operation, Pasha Hawaii, said the LNG powered ship will substantially reduce or eliminate emissions compared to conventional diesel-powered ships.
On September 6th, speaking to the Propeller Club of Northern California, Washburn provided highlights of how the new U.S. built vessel will reduce emissions: “In terms of emissions, particulate matter, which is a fine black dust is completely eliminated. ...
PCNC Welcomes PMSA’s Mike Jacob: Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Report, Tuesday September 6th @ 11 Via Zoom
Mike Jacob Discussed:
Ballpark/Condo Complex Approval Process
Regulatory Issues To Be Addressed
Status of Lawsuits
Mike serves as General Counsel and Vice President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. Mike advises PMSA on legal, statutory and regulatory matters, and regularly testifies on behalf of industry at administrative and ...
Steve Schult, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Blue Diamond Growers, Will Discuss:
Almond Export Costs for Southern California Rail Service
Repositioning Empty Containers
Exporting Via Houston and Norfolk
Oakland is Still the Cheapest Route
Steve Schult is Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Blue Diamond Growers. He leads the end-to-end inventory and service execution from orchard to table for the world’s largest nut processor. Steve serves on the Federal Maritime Shipping Committee National Shipper Advisor Council ...
The United States is facing growing challenges exporting agricultural products abroad at a time when it lacks the U.S. flagged vessels to support international trade, according to panelists addressing a Maritime Day symposium entitled “Do U.S. Exporters Need U.S. Ships?”
The presentations were made before the Propeller Club of Northern California on May 16th via Zoom.
In his welcoming remarks, Jim Patti, president, International Propeller Club of the United States argued that the United States needs to build more commercial vessels as ...
Paul Snell, chief executive officer, British American Shipping, Long Beach, California, suggested that a coastal feeder ship service linking the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland could relieve Southern California port congestion.
Snell was speaking to the Propeller Club of Northern California Maritime Day forum on May 16th, 2022, where he discussed “Challenges to U.S. Exporters.”
Snell said there is a serious problem with the lack of infrastructure at U.S. ports.
He referenced the lack of on-dock rail which has slowed ...
New U.S. infrastructure funding will improve grain and energy shipments transported along the inland waterways thanks to improved port, lock, and dam upgrades, according to Paul Matthews, executive director of the Port of South Louisiana:
“We’re so grateful to Congress and President Biden for passing the Infrastructure Act. We all recognize the importance of infrastructure. Our port and the Mississippi River are connected to thirty-two states and two Canadian provinces.”
Tracy Zea, president, Waterways Council, Inc. based in Washington D.C. also hailed ...
Smaller U.S. West Coast ports, including the Ports of Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma are experiencing ocean carrier service cutbacks that are adversely impacting U.S. agricultural exporters, according to Paul Snell, president of Huntington Beach, CA-based British-American Shipping.
The export situation is likely to remain challenging for the remainder of 2022, Snell said.
California Exporters Lost $2.1 billion in 2021
Snell was speaking to the Propeller Club of Northern California on April 19th.
In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that final 2021 trade ...
MAY 16, 2022: DO U.S. EXPORTERS NEED NEW U.S SHIPS?
0900 (Pacific Time) WELCOME: Jim Patti, President International Propeller Club of the United States
0915 Moderator: Stas Margaronis, President Propeller Club of Northern California Paul Snell, Chief Executive Officer, British American Shipping, Long Beach California “Challenges for U.S. Exporters in 2022.” Lars Jensen, Partner Vespucci Maritime, Copenhagen, Denmark, “World Container Trade Overview” Bruce Jones, Author ‘To Rule the Waves’ & Senior Fellow Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., “Does China Rule the Waves?” Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Associate Professor of History, Campbell ...
Dave Arsenault, president of Oakland, Ca based GSC Logistics and a former president of Hyundai Merchant Marine America, warned that container space has become a more important factor than cost for booking imports and exports on ocean carriers.
“Cargo owners are a bit gun shy right now. For the last few years, they have so much disruption and distress in their supply chains that the cost of service is … secondary to space.”
Arsenault went on to predict that freight rates would ...