APRIL 18, 2016

BUDGET/FINANCES

Port cargo activity slid 22 percent last year

Marissa Luck, April 15, 2016, The Daily News

Growing expenses, a strong dollar and falling exports made 2015 a tough year at the Port of Longview, which saw its operating income tumble 34 percent.

“I think we’re somewhat confident that it is looking like (2016) should be a better grain year, so we’re hopeful for that, but it’s difficult to predict,” Norm Krehbiel, interim port CEO, said Friday.

Read more here: http://tdn.com/news/local/port-cargo-activity-slid-percent-last-year/article_a36ba325-a4f9-5785-aad2-c73ae5d860a6.html

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE

Vancouver Port Gives Oil Companies What They Want — More Time

Conrad Wilson, April 15, 2016, KUOW

Commissioners at the Port of Vancouver unanimously approved an amended lease with the backers of a proposed oil terminal Friday.

If Tesoro-Savage accepts the amendments, it will effectively extend the lease, giving the companies more time to receive state approval for the project.

The port and the companies were facing what amounted to an Aug. 1 deadline on the lease. Without the extension, the future the project seemed uncertain.

Read more here: http://kuow.org/post/vancouver-port-gives-oil-companies-what-they-want-more-time-0

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