Here’s the latest from that indefatigable Harbor group .

“A vision of a working Port of Humboldt Bay”

EUREKA—The guest speaker for this month’s Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group luncheon will be presenting a vision of the Port of Humboldt Bay as a working, international shipping port.

The speaker, Mike Marsden, is with Pacific Northwest Railroad (PNR).  The group has identified existing markets that would move their containerized shipments through our Port rather than other Ports. At the Harbor Working Group’s last luncheon in June, Marsden gave an overview of what that portion of containerized goods might be.  He pointed out that the Port of Humboldt Bay is an ideal location for handling a portion of the containerized goods now going through the Port of Oakland. Oakland is the seventh busiest container port in the United States.  It handles more than 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California, and three-quarters of that trade is with Asia.  

Marsden’s group has formulated a plan for renovating the Port of Humboldt Bay into a modern international shipping port to meet this need. Marsden will present this plan and answer questions about it.

The luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25. The luncheons are at the Samoa Cookhouse and are a “no host” event. Lunch starts being served at noon; and the presentation starts around 12:30.

This presentation is the fourth 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.

Barbecued Ribs 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

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