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Interfor gives up on Tacoma sawmill

According to a quarterly earnings report released yesterday, the Canadian company's new sawmill failed to achieve expectations as a result of "challenging lumber and log market conditions."

July 2015

FMC authorizes Northwest Seaport Alliance

The Federal Maritime Commission announced that it has completed its "competitive review and analysis" of the alliance agreement and voted unanimously to allow the alliance to go into effect.

July 2015

Two businesses extend stay at Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma Commission authorized a pair of lease agreements that will ensure the stay of Eco Building Products and SAFE Boats International.

July 2015

Ex-Im Bank to shut down tonight

Tonight at midnight, the Ex-Im Bank charter will expire, as a result of Congress not renewing it before its 4th of July recess

June 2015

Fewer vessels, but more TEUs at ports

According to the Port of Tacoma, vessel calls to the two Puget Sound ports have dropped 5 percent year to date in May, but larger vessels have been responsible for improving container volumes

June 2015

TPA gets second chance in Senate

House Republicans today successfully rallied and pushed through TPA as a standalone bill, with 218 yes votes to 208 no votes. It will go back to Senate, where it will have to be voted on again.

June 2015

TPA passes house, but with caveat

Trade Promotion Authority passed through the House of Representatives, but not in the manner that many Washington businesses with a stake in the global market had hoped.

June 2015

Seaport Alliance agreement submitted to FMC

On Friday, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle voted to submit a final agreement to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval.

June 2015

Port of Tacoma optimistic with midyear forecast

Tom Bellerud, director of business development, is confident the Port of Tacoma will be able to cover the deficit left over from this year's labor slowdown.

June 2015

Grays Harbor getting more port work

Underwater channel dredging is planned to start this fall within Grays Harbor, deepening the navigational channels to 38-feet. The work was first authorized in 1986 and will finally conclude with this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract.

June 2015
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