An Economic Engine for America
As the leading gateway for waterborne trade with Asia, West Coast ports play a vital role in the national and global economies. Anchored by the Southern California port complex – the country’s largest – imports and exports include cars, clothing apparel, toys, heavy machinery, consumer electronics, scrap metal, lumber, furniture, fresh produce, wheat, crude oil, steel, solar panels, and more.
By The Numbers
A Steward for West Coast Ports
PMA’s mission is to provide industry leadership to our member companies through innovative integrated labor relations, human resources and administrative services. Our membership consists of 70 ocean carriers and terminal operators who operate at the 29 West Coast Ports. These ports are a vital engine for economic activity in the United States.
Historic Waterfront Contract Extension
“This first-of-its-kind contract extension through July 1, 2022 is great news for the maritime industry and the nation. It sets the stage for reliable and productive cargo operations for years to come, while continuing to provide ILWU workers with a very generous wage and benefits package. With this agreement in hand, PMA looks forward to working with the ILWU to bolster the West Coast waterfront’s standing as a leader both nationally and globally.”