2017 marks the 97th year of the Pacific Transportation Association. Since 1920, our commitment to fostering a vibrant transportation community in the Bay Area remains steadfast.

    We just ended one of the most turbulent years in container shipping's 60-year-old history:

    - Three re-organizations of carrier alliances
    - Five container line mergers
    - Bankruptcy of the 7th largest operator
    - Opening of the expanded Panama Canal
    - VGM implementation
    - Record scrapping of vessels combined with newbuild orders for vessels exceeding 21,000 TEU capacity

    And this year will continue with the same pace of rapid change -- one that is fundamentally transforming our supply chains, partnerships, and business processes.

    The PTA will offer several exciting and informational events this year, all designed to keep you ahead of the curve and connected to your industry colleagues. 

    Membership dues along with your continued participation enable us to provide a platform for networking and educational forums. PTA membership is open to shippers, carriers, equipment and other service providers, government and academic organizations, college students, and all other interested individuals. As a transportation professional, you'll appreciate these compelling reasons to join the PTA today:

    • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and fellow colleagues

    • Access to members-only website info

    • Keeping up-to-date with industry news

    • Opportunities to give back to the Bay Area community and support our merchant mariners

    • The opportunity to purchase great Lower Box seats at San Francisco Giants home games

    There are several classes of membership with very reasonable annual dues:

    1. Individual - $55
    2. Corporate - $165 (with up to five members under a Corporate membership)
    3. Retired - $20
    4. Student - $20

    Click here to join online! (Online Form)

    Pay online via credit card (Eventbrite)

    Download the PDF membership form  (Interactive PDF form)