Archive of: Trade

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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

More imports than exports cross dock

The federal government released June data today on international trade, and it shows Americans are buying more from the rest of the world than they are selling.

August 2016

Canada, Mexico still taking TEUs from U.S.

Container terminals in Canada and Mexico continued to take a bigger share of imports to North America, according to new data from the U.S. government agency governing maritime business.

July 2016

Span Alaska acquired by shipping giant Matson

Freight forwarding firm Span Alaska, which has operations in Auburn for shipment to seven terminals in Alaska, has been acquired by Honolulu-based shipping leader Matson, Inc.

July 2016

Another study backs TPP for state

Trans-Pacific Partnership is a free trade deal that labor unions hate, but international trade boosters like. A study today says it would be great business for Washington state.

July 2016

Port to ratify initiative lawsuit, review CEO performance

Port of Tacoma Commissioners will determine whether to proceed with a lawsuit against two initiatives aimed at industrial development.

June 2016
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