Session #3: M5 Marine Highway

Gus Hein Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region /U.S. Maritime Administration
S. Greg Borossay Principal, Maritime Business Line /Port of San Diego

Spanning from northern Washington to southern California, the M5 Marine Highway provides an alternative to land-side transportation services to reduce congestion and greenhouse gases. Transporting goods by barge or ship along the navigable waters of the U.S. west coast is proving to be eight times more efficient than tractor-trailers and double what is achievable by rail. Mr. Hein will lead a panel of port representatives who will look at the many benefits the M5 has brought to their jurisdiction.