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12 SHIPPING COMPANIES RECOGNIZED FOR PROTECTING BLUE WHALES AND BLUE SKIES

12 SHIPPING COMPANIES RECOGNIZED FOR PROTECTING BLUE WHALES AND BLUE SKIES

Representatives from the Port of Los Angeles, three regional air pollution control districts, two National Marine Sanctuaries and a member of Congress and the California State Senate gathered in Wilmington, CA, on March 6 to recognize 12 shipping companies that participated in the 2018 Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies program.

Those receiving awards for reducing speeds in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel region were: Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Great American Lines (GALI), K Line, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Ro-Ro Division, Hyundai Glovis, COSCO, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd, Maersk, CMA CGM, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming.

Leadership from participating and supporting agencies and organizations there to recognize the shipping companies included: Lisa Wunder, Marine Environmental manager at the Port of LA; Aeron Arlin Genet of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District; Mike Villegas of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District; and Michael Murphy of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Also, Chris Mobley of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; Dan Howard, NOAA Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary; and representatives for U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach, CA) and State Senator Ben Allen (D-Redondo Beach, CA).

 

Atlanta’s Fulton Industrial Submarket Welcomes Broadrange Logistics Lease

Cushman & Wakefield in May arranged a 408,600-square-foot, full-building lease in Atlanta’s Fulton Industrial submarket for Broadrange Logistics, which provides air, ocean, trucking and warehouse logistics services to several major companies including Amazon, Wayfair, Drive Medical, SP Richards and Smith Cooper.

“Broadrange Logistics has experienced tremendous organic growth and success over the last several years,” says Doug Parks, president and co-founder of Atlanta-based Broadrange Logistics. “Our business model of servicing the logistics industry is exploding, growing over 200 percent year-over-year. We see this trend continuing and will likely require additional space for future growth.”

Bob Robers and Brian Monaghan of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease negotiations, and Brian Alcorn of Cushman & Wakefield is overseeing build-out of the space. LaSalle Investment Management is the landlord.

“The building’s prime location right off Fulton Industrial Boulevard will be optimal for Broadrange Logistics as they continue to grow their client base throughout the Southeast,” says Robers.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUPPORTS MORE THAN 4.7 MILLION CALIFORNIA JOBS: STUDY

A recently released Business Roundtable study finds that international trade supports 4,710,600 jobs in California, representing one out of every five jobs in the state. 

Trade with Canada and Mexico alone supports 1,470,700 jobs in California, which should be a key factor before members of Congress deciding the fate this year of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Exports from California to Canada and Mexico have increased by 235 percent since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“We stand united to preserve and modernize North American trade, which supports over 12 million jobs and a strong U.S. economy,” says Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. and chair of the Trade & International Committee for Business Roundtable, whose CEO members lead companies with more than 15 million employees and $7.5 trillion in revenues.

The study – prepared by Trade Partnership Worldwide with the latest-available employment data from 2017 – examines the net impacts of both exports and imports of goods and services on U.S. jobs in all 50 states. It also compared 2017 data to pre-NAFTA data from 1992. The study found that trade-supported jobs in California increased by 88 percent from 1992 (when NAFTA was implemented) to 2017 – nearly three times faster than total employment. 

Find the study here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/brt.org/Trade_and_American_Jobs_2019.pdf