“Is there a Market for Containerized Shipments from our Port to the rest of the World?”
EUREKA—The presentation for this month’s Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group (HBHWG) luncheon will be guest speaker Mike Marsden, Vice President, Business Development, Pacific Charter Financial Services who will share the potential markets for containerized shipments through the Port of Humboldt Bay.
The seventh busiest container port in the United States is the Port of Oakland. It handles more than 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California, and three-quarters of that trade is with Asia. The Port of Humboldt Bay is an ideal location for handling a portion of the containerized goods now going through the Port of Oakland.
Mike Marsden will present an overview of what that portion of containerized goods might be. Mr. Marsden is with Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR). The group has studied the supply chain feeding the Port of Oakland’s operations, and has identified existing markets that would move their containerized shipments through our Port rather than other Ports.
This presentation is the third in a series on “The Development of the Port of Humboldt Bay as an International Seaport.” The next few Luncheons will continue to be dedicated to envisioning our Harbor as an international seaport.
The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, at the Samoa Cookhouse. The luncheon is a “no host” event. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.
Southern Fried Chicken will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12. To RSVP please contact 707-441-1974 or email: Charles.Bean@Yahoo.com