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NW ports threatened by Panama expansion

NW ports threatened by Panama expansion

The nearly-completed expansion of Panama Canal poses a real threat to traditional international shipping activity at South Sound ports, according to a key participant in this week's group study tour to Central America.

April 2016

Local delegation headed for Panama Canal

Sen. Pam Roach, R-Sumner, is taking a delegation down to the Panama Canal today and tomorrow to get briefed on the expansion and its impacts on local trade.

April 2016
Port CEO lays out challenges at first annual breakfast

Port CEO lays out challenges at first annual breakfast

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s first annual breakfast provided a chance for port leaders to pat themselves on the back and talk about the challenges that still lay ahead.

April 2016

HMT reform back in Congressional spotlight

There are some signs of life for legislation to reform the Harbor Maintenance Tax — a thorny issue for the ports of Tacoma and Seattle.

April 2016

Study: Methanol plant would reap big economic benefit

A new economic impact study released today about the proposed methanol manufacturing facility touts two things: Jobs and money.

April 2016

Port commission to decide methanol lease in Lakewood

A vote taking place on one of Tacoma’s most controversial hot button issues won’t actually be taking place in Tacoma. Instead, it’ll take place in Lakewood.

April 2016

Commissioners pave way for bigger ships at Port of Tacoma

The newly formed Northwest Seaport Alliance had it’s first real test today when commissioners were asked to authorize capital improvements totaling more than $141 million.

April 2016

Husky Terminal improvements, lease top NWSA agenda

Husky Terminal at Port of Tacoma tops the agenda at tomorrow’s meeting of the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s managing members.

April 2016

Container volume continues to grow for Seaport Alliance

The partnership between the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle enjoyed a big February cargo hike, with container volumes up 21 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a report from the Northwest Seaport Alliance.

March 2016

Major limestone supplier shutting down Tacoma operations

Graymont, a British Columbia-based lime and limestone product supplier, is shutting down some operations at its Tacoma plant and could leave the city altogether.

March 2016
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