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Maritime/Marine Industry Supply Chain


CAMPS has launched a series of research projects to gain a detailed understanding of the Maritime/Marine Industry Supply Chain in Washington State. This project is being conducted by Central Washington University students as part of their final senior year Capstone Projects. These student teams are comprised of traditional students and a large number of working professionals in key supply chain roles within their companies. Their goals are to examine Washington State’s Maritime Cluster to identify specific markets, capabilities, and supply chain gaps.

Cluster Overview – Indirect and Induced Impacts

Indirect and induced Maritime jobs account for a total impact of 148,000 Washington jobs. The direct contribution of Maritime’s $15.2 billion in gross business income generates another $14.8 billion in induced and indirect output, for a total contribution effect of $30 billion to Washington’s economy.


In 2012, there were 2,090 establishments with covered employment identified as belonging to the Maritime Cluster. Private sector establishments with covered employees totaled 1,930 in 2012. The largest number of establishments was in Maritime Logistics and Shipping (800), followed by Fishing and Seafood Processing (720). The private sector count is down from an estimated recent historic peak of 2,408 in 2000, though it has leveled off in recent years.

Phase I of the CAMPS/CWU project focused on the six sectors identified in the Washington State Maritime Cluster November 2013 Economic Impact Study and reports are available to CAMPS members and strategic partners. (Source: Washington State Maritime Cluster November 2013 Economic Impact Study)

  1. Ship and Boat Building, Maintenance and Repair

  2. Maritime Logistics and Shipping

  3. Passenger Water Transportation

  4. Fishing and Seafood Processing

  5. Maritime Support Services

  6. Military Operations


Phase II focused on subsector topics of the sectors analyzed in Phase I.

  1. Ship and Boat Building, Maintenance and Repair Tier Levels

  2. Recreational Yachts and Vessels

  3. Freight Management Systems and Equipment – Within ports

  4. Freight Management Systems and Equipment – External to the port

  5. LNG – Liquid Natural Gas Conversions

  6. Interior Systems and On-Board equipment

  7. Maritime/ Marine Specialty Workforce

  8. Maritime/Marine Industry Supply Chain Strategies

For More Information on the Marine & Maritime Supply Chain Study:

Tom McLaughlin  |  Strategic Advisor  |  206.383.2870

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