Who’s on First

John McLaurin
President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

In a coronavirus-shortened season, the Oakland A’s baseball season is about to start in a stadium filled with cardboard cutouts of fans. Ironically, the cardboard cutouts will probably break the A’s attendance records of the past couple of decades.  According to the Port of Oakland in 2019, the Portand its partners provide 84,144 jobs in […]

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Observations of a New World

John McLaurin
President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

Over two million people in the world have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus and tens of thousands have died from the disease. These numbers are undoubtedly low given the current lack of testing capability. Although we do not know the extent of the problem, we do know that our world has changed dramatically. Until […]

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CARB’s Rush to Rulemaking

John McLaurin
President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

Public health officials are projecting that new COVID-19 cases will continue to increase, and California’s chief medical advisor is expressing fears of a surge in patients by mid-April.  The primary focus of the state is exactly where it should be: readying the state for increased rate of infection, providing care for the sick and vulnerable, […]

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