The Pacific Maritime Association will soon be able to build a new training facility for longshore workers and other maritime jobs holders at Terminal 46 in Seattle, thanks to a final lease approval by the managing members of the Northwest Seaport Alliance earlier this month.
The PMA – which currently runs a training center at Terminal 5.
“This state-of-the art training facility on Seattle’s central waterfront is critical to making our deep-water seaports the most efficient on the West Coast,” Port of Seattle Commissioner and NWSA Managing Member Stephanie Bowman said in a statement.
“The partnership between the ports, labor and management to invest in training will ultimately benefit Washington’s exporters, helping them deliver their world-class products more quickly to markets around the world,” she added.
PMA is proud to work with the Northwest Seaport Alliance to develop a “state-of-the-art training facility to promote a skilled, safe and efficient ILWU workforce at the Port of Seattle,” added PMA Northwest Area Director Nairobi Russ.
“This facility and its dedicated crane will help ensure that we maintain a skilled workforce to keep our port terminals thriving and accommodate the historic cargo surge that is impacting our entire supply chain,” Russ added.