Gov. Inslee to kick off year-long Washington Maritime BLUE effort

The Blue Economy is taking off around the world: Norway’s ships are humming to electric engines, Germany’s ports are paving the future of efficiency and automation, and Port of Los Angeles/Longbeach is constructing the world’s first zero emission terminal.

Washington state will be next. Our state will be home to the nation’s most sustainable maritime industry by 2050.

On December 12, Governor Jay Inslee will kick off a year-long Washington Maritime BLUE effort to develop a strategy and potential pilot projects that could range from electrification of the Washington State Ferries, to emission reduction initiatives at port facilities, to development of an inclusive, diverse workforce. Leading this effort will be a 20-member Governor’s Maritime Innovation Advisory Council –composed of business, government, ports, research, labor, Tribal and environmental leaders.

For more information on Maritime BLUE, contact Governor’s Maritime Sector Lead Joshua Berger.

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