Ports, maritime industry support local and national resiliency

Author: Abbi Russell Published: May 20, 2021

In recognition of National Maritime Day, Maul Foster & Alongi salutes our ports and maritime sector!

MFA is fortunate to work with public ports and other maritime sector clients across the Pacific Northwest to help them achieve their goals. The industry supports communities’ economic stability, resilience, and sustainability—a mission and vision that is close to our hearts.

From keeping local shelves stocked to moving food, raw materials, consumer goods, and more around the world, our maritime sector provides vital goods, employs 31 million people nationally, and supports $1.4 billion in personal income and local consumption. Washington state, where MFA is headquartered, is one of the most trade-dependent states in the nation, with 40 percent of jobs tied to international trade.

Maritime shipping is also the most economical and fuel-efficient method of transporting goods. From international shipping to river barging, waterborne commerce helps U.S. farmers and manufacturers remain competitive in the global marketplace and reduce emissions during a time when addressing climate change is a top priority.

Our maritime sector brings innumerable benefits to our nation and world. MFA is grateful for the opportunity to work with our Northwest ports and maritime organizations as they sustain our communities in good times as well as challenging ones.

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