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Director of Operations

Ready to join a growing team with significant impact? Maritime Blue is seeking just the right person to lead operational strategies and the administrative functions of the organization. The role is also expected to contribute to the strategic vision, ensure the team has systems in place to achieve success, and facilitate organizational Diversity-Equity-Inclusion goals. Position will remain open until filled, priority applications are due April 25th. Apply today!

NEWS RELEASE: Silverback and PURE Watercraft Awarded Historic Vessel Contract

Seattle, WA It was announced on April 6th, 2021 that two companies from the Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator were awarded a contract to build a pump out vessel for the Port of Lopez. This vessel was purchased through a generous grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and will serve as the first all-electric pump out vessel for the port.

JOB POST: Vice President of Projects and Strategy

Ready to join a growing team with significant impact? Maritime Blue is seeking just the right person to lead our collaborative approach to project development. Joint Innovation Projects bring together our members and global partners to accelerate innovation for a growing blue economy. Position will remain open until filled. Apply today!

QUIET SOUND: A proposal to reduce impacts to Orcas

The goal of the Quiet Sound program is to better understand and reduce the cumulative effects of  acoustic and physical disturbance from large commercial vessels on Southern Resident Orcas throughout their range in Washington State.

BLUE WAVE: What’s New

with Maritime Blue

A quarterly news update on all that is going on within Washington Maritime Blue, its members, partners and affiliated programs around the globe – all working to accelerate innovation and grow the blue economy for a sustainable maritime industry. 

WA Recycled Paper Barging Study w/ Decarbonization

Washington Maritime Blue, in collaboration with Impact Washington and DNV GL, announces the release of a report (‘Recycled Paper Barging to Washington State Mills’) examining barging options for supplying wastepaper feedstocks to Washington State recycled containerboard mills. An associated study (‘Zero Emissions Barge Feasibility Study’) explores opportunities to accelerate decarbonization through batteries for short sea shipping.

Annual Report 2019/20

Over just this first year, Maritime Blue has driven capital investments toward a clean energy future, has convened partnerships to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship and is consciously building the trust with communities that is necessary to develop an equitable and just twenty-first century workforce.


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Maritime Energy Solutions

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