JUNE 16, 2014

AIRPORTS 

Port of Pasco could vote on airport bond in two weeksPort of Pasco commissioners could approve selling no more than $30 million in bonds in two weeks to help pay for a remodel of the Tri-Cities Airport terminal.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Pickles make a return to Skagit CountyGielow Pickles of Michigan recently signed a 10-year lease to locate a vegetable processing plant at the Port of Skagit’s Bayview Business Park. 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Bellingham waterfront cleanup, new walkway still waiting for Lummi Nation approvalTwo key waterfront projects are still waiting for federal permits that have been stalled because of environmental and treaty fishing rights issues raised by Lummi Nation.

 

 

TRADE 

West Coast work stoppage poses long-term threat to US agriculture exports, group warnsA port shutdown due to an impasse in ILWU contract negotiations would be disastrous for agricultural exporters in the short term, but the loss of business resulting from a failure to address persistent productivity issues would be even more damaging to West Coast ports and dockworkers in the long term, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition said today.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Canada gives millions to reduce Vancouver trucker wait times The Canadian government is contributing C$3 million (approximately US$2.76 million) to a new project that aims to reduce trucker wait times at Port Metro Vancouver, following a drayage strike at the country’s largest port earlier this year.

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