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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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For the Holidays, Help a Seafarer

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving marks the start of serious shopping for the holiday season.Black Friday, Cyber Monday and deep discounts will motivate tens of millions of American's to purchase presents for friends, loved ones and colleagues.And of those millions upon millions of American consumers…

Clean Air Action Plan: At What Cost?

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on October 17, 2017

Everyone who touches or relies on freight for a job in Southern California will be impacted by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).Its impact will be transformative. Given the CAAP’s long-reach, the question…

Changes to Clean Air Action Plan are Necessary

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on September 20, 2017

In its official comment letter to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) requested the $14-plus billion Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update focus on commercially available technology supported by national or state emissions standards…

Where Do Ports Fit in California's Environmental Regulatory Vision?

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on June 1, 2017

California is a state with a long history of dancing to its own tune.We are innovators in culture, fashion, entertainment, business, technology and government regulation.Today, California has an environmental regulatory vision. And at times…

Gender Discrimination in the Pacific Northwest

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on February 17, 2017

In 2016, a jury awarded a woman $3.6 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the Puget Sound Pilot Commission, a Washington State agency. The woman, a former deep draft vessel master, was awarded the money after she was denied a state pilot license.