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Approval of ILWU, PMA agreement one step closer

Earlier today, the ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on Feb. 20, between the union and the PMA.

April 2015

Study: Alaska trade provides riches for Washington

At the Port of Tacoma Commission meeting yesterday, Heather Haugland, senior project manager of the McDowell Group, presented the latest iteration of the study, "Ties That Bind," showing how Alaska and Washington work together.

April 2015

TOTE launching first LNG-powered containerships

The world's first LNG-powered containerships will be launching out San Diego, Calif on April 18. The two ships, built by NASSCO, are 764-foot-long Marlin-class containerships.

April 2015

Port of Tacoma COO: We need to upgrade

Increased competition Canadian and Southern California ports has cut into Washington ports' piece of the pie. Port of Tacoma COO Don Esterbrook proposes upgrading facilities to handle ultra-large ships.

April 2015

Port businesses recognized for contributions

The Port of Tacoma recognized three stakeholders for their contributions to port business with the fourth annual Summit Awards, presented on March 25 at the Port's Annual Breakfast.

March 2015

Mason County port gets new executive director

The Port of Allyn, which encompasses much of North Mason County and both sides of the Hood Canal, has named Lary Coppola as its new executive director.

March 2015

Tacoma Mayor pushes 'fast track' trade bill

Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Puyallup-based Northwest Door owner Jeff Hohman were part of a press conference this afternoon to help promote "fast track" trade legislation in the U.S. Congress.

March 2015

NW Hardwoods back to full production after port dispute

Vice President of Human Resources Brian Narramore said that the company had to cut shifts in half — from 40 hours a week to 20 hours a week — at its Centralia, Longview and Garibaldi, Oreg. sawmills for several weeks.

March 2015

Port dispute shows impact in Feb. box report

Container volumes were down 9 percent year to date for the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Containerized imports fell nearly 16 percent year to date, while exports were down 8 percent.

March 2015

New trade data released by feds

New research data on the wholesale trade sector is now available from U.S. Census Bureau, and it shows a 20% growth over five years to 2012, even as the number of participants in wholesaling fell.

March 2015
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