Brooklyn Working Waterfront Stakeholders Gather to Discuss the Future | Waterfront Alliance

“This is going to be an incredible collaboration,” said deputy Brooklyn borough president Diana Reyna, addressing a roomful of maritime industry stakeholders on February 18. More than 50 people from a range of professions—marine transportation company owners, container terminal executives, government agency representatives, union leaders, educators, and many others—had gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall for a roundtable discussion on how to preserve, support, and expand the maritime industry in Brooklyn. The event was hosted by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office in collaboration with the Waterfront Alliance and Local 1814 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. The first half of the discussion examined the state of maritime jobs in Brooklyn. The New York-New Jersey port industry directly employs 191,000 workers and supports a total of 336,000 jobs, though only 18,000 of those workers directly employed are in New York City. In Brooklyn, maritime sites include Red Hook

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