PMSA President announces retirement after three decades

PMSA announces retirement of President after three decades

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) has announced the retirement of its President, John McLaurin, after 29 years of service.

McLaurin became President of PMSA in 1995 and has been a prominent figure for the maritime sector ever since.

During his tenure, PMSA members reportedly spent billions of dollars in new port infrastructure, extended and modernised ocean freight and intermodal supply networks on the US West Coast.

PMSA has thrived during his tenure, as he reportedly expanded and integrated various regional trade associations in California and Washington state into a single coordinated lobbying and policy platform.

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John McLaurin said: “It has been an immense privilege to serve as the President of PMSA for the past 29 years. I am very proud of what the association staff and our membership have been able to accomplish together.

“I have been blessed with the support of a board of directors and a team of colleagues who have been fully invested in supporting our mission to protect and grow our Pacific trade gateways.”

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G. Scott Jones, Chairman of the PMSA Board of Directors, stated: “John McLaurin leaves behind a legacy of success and integrity. During his tenure at PMSA, we have watched the waterfront progress tremendously. We wholeheartedly thank John for his outstanding leadership at PMSA.”

PMSA Vice President and General Counsel Mike Jacob has reportedly been selected by the Board of Directors to serve as the next PMSA President.

According to PMSA, during the month of February, goods passing through the San Pedro Bay Port Complex and destined for local distribution by truck spent an average of 2.82 days at port terminals.

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