Global Initiatives Council

Date: March 20, 2019Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber
350 S Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Jasmin Sakai-GonzalezPhone: 2135807569Email:


Join the Global Initiatives Council for a closer look at trends in the shipping industry in response to the global economic and political environment. 
Trends in Global Logistics
Wednesday, March 20
9 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Program
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

With offices in Oakland, Long Beach and Seattle, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) is a West Coast maritime trade association representing ocean carriers and marine terminal operators on a variety of local, state and federal issues. PMSA is positioned to be at the front lines as companies shift their strategies following the changing trends.

Issues like the U.S.-China trade friction and other trade disputes have impacted the shipping industry with future consequences and possible long-term implications. Furthermore, domestic issues such as environmental policy, government regulations, cost of fuel and labor affect activity at Southern California ports.
Please join the Global Initiatives Council to hear from John McLaurin, president of PMSA, as he sheds light on the consolidation trends in the shipping industry in response to the challenges presented by the global economic and political environment.
The Global Initiatives Council works to create employment opportunities throughout Southern California by increasing exports, imports and foreign investment for companies of all sizes, and for the communities in which they conduct business.

Special Guest:
John McLaurin
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA)
John McLaurin has been with PMSA in his current role since 1995. In addition to PMSA, McLaurin has worked for the Marine Spill Response Corporation, American President Lines and the American Petroleum Institute.
He has previously served on the Board of Regents of St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA; the California Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee; Board of Directors of the San Francisco Marine Exchange; and as a member of the Seamen's Church Institute Development Committee and San Ramon Valley Unified School District Special Education Task Force. He was a recipient of the 2013 Connie Award.
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