Port of Everett Honors Maritime Workforce Amid COVID-19 Response, Recovery Efforts
Date: Apr 3, 2020Everett, Wash. – Today, the Port of Everett honors maritime workers across our nation as part of the American Association of Port Authorities 5th Annual Western Hemisphere’s Ports Day on April 5. This day recognizes maritime industry professionals filling key transportation and logistics roles that ensure the vital and steady flow of goods into our communities.
As our nation comes together in these trying times to support the critical COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, the Port of Everett sees Ports Day as an opportunity to honor these dedicated men and women and highlight their work through video.
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From port workers, longshoremen, terminal, tug and rail operators, ocean carriers and vessel crews to truck drivers, maintenance and repair workers, security officers and everyone in between supporting our globally connected logistics chain; these individuals show up every day to serve in their essential maritime roles, even in times of crisis. They represent more than 652,000 workers in the U.S. committed to ensuring the more than 99% of our nations goods that come by sea continue to reach our communities – goods we may typically take for granted from toilet paper, household goods and basic medical supplies to agricultural product, aerospace parts, and military support cargo to name a few.
No matter the circumstance, seaports – including the Port of Everett – and their collective workforce are united to serve their communities by keeping freight and the economy moving at all times. Specifically, the maritime workforce involved in Port of Everett operations handle $21 - $30 BILLION worth of imports and exports annually and support more than 35,000 family-wage jobs in our region.
**Please note: all video footage filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; may not reflect public health guidance/practices currently taking place on the job such as proper social distancing. Enjoy the video!**
Please join us in celebrating the maritime workforce!
Share this video on social media. Tag a maritime worker to thank them. If you’re in the industry, share your maritime images using #seaportsunited #seaportsdeliver to recognize the role ports play in our daily lives.
For additional information, contact Catherine Soper, Public Affairs Manager, at 425-388-0680 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.