Archive of: Trade

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Port of Olympia retirement, restructuring?

Arguably the "dean" of Washington ports financial experts, Jeff Smith will retire from Port of Olympia next month. Managers and commissioners of the port district are considering whether to restructure fiscal roles in his absence.

April 2017

U.S. Int’l trade deficit improves

In spite of how the President characterizes America's international trade position and agreements, the monthly report of the U.S. trade deficit for February shows marked improvement.

April 2017

Maritime container volumes up 8% locally

There are more cargo containers passing over Tacoma and Seattle docks this year than last, even with fewer ships arriving to the docks.

March 2017

Boeing sees ‘blue skies’ ahead

As the global economy continues to strengthen, market analysts at Boeing have a new optimistic forecast of future needs of air cargo planes, which the company manufactures in its Puget Sound facilities.

October 2016

Tacoma Chamber at 132, looks to next gen

At its annual meeting, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber looks to connect with the next generation of advocates for business and community.

October 2016

Heck: No to TPP

Labor leaders hail the announcement from Rep. Denny Heck that he will vote against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

October 2016

South Sound businesses urge TPP vote in letter

A large part of the South Sound’s business community continues to show unwavering support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with a number of local companies and organizations among 74 signatories on a letter sent to the Washington congressional delegation on Tuesday.

September 2016

WCIT applauds longshore union's decision to meet with PMA

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Thursday decision to discuss a contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association is already drawing praise from industry stakeholders.

August 2016

Longshore union delegates vote to meet with PMA

More than 100 union delegates from 30 West Coast ports gathered this week to decide whether the International Longshore and Warehouse Union should talk to employers about extending the current collective bargaining agreement.

August 2016

Wider Panama Canal good for NW, Port says

After years warning about how a larger Panama Canal would be a tough competitor to port traffic in Tacoma and Seattle, now Northwest Seaport Alliance is finding some rainbows in the change.

August 2016
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