New Report on 'Best Practices' for WA Maritime Competitiveness

State lawmakers and regulators must reaffirm the state's commitment to maritime industry

Category: Investment, Water

SEATTLE - October 5, 2016 ( On Thursday, October 6, the Washington Maritime Federation (WMF) will release the findings of a new report examining the health of Washington's maritime industry. The paper's authors, former Obama Administration U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda and Steve Rothberg, with Mercator International, will join WMF Executive Director Mark Gleason to discuss the findings.

Specifically, the paper charts out a public policy course for Washington officials to support a robust maritime industry and foster increased growth and competitiveness.

  • Who: Mark Gleason, executive director, Washington Maritime Federation
  • David Matsuda, former U.S. Maritime Administrator, the Obama Administration
  • Steve Rothberg, Mercator International
  • What: Unleashing Washington's Maritime Potential tele-press conference
  • Date: Thursday, October 6th
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Dial-in: (800)-533-7954; Conference ID: 2505899
  • Questions/RSVP Contact: David Richey,

The Washington Maritime Federation is comprised of labor, business and maritime organizations across the state that are committed to keeping middle class communities strong, and supporting the long term commercial viability of our ports and industry in a global marketplace. Learn more at investing ideas in water stocks

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