APRIL 21, 2015

MARINE TERMINALS 

Seattle, Tacoma port volumes surge as terminals recover from backlogContainer volumes at the Seattle-Tacoma gateway in March surged by 21 percent compared to March 2014, demonstrating that the Pacific Northwest ports are quickly recovering from the port congestion that accompanied four months of work slowdowns.

 

MISC 

Port of Longview launches new brand The Port of Longview is finishing a two-year, $95,000 effort to rebrand itself as “Washington’s Working Port.” The new brand already has won awards and will pay off in better exposure and business for the port, officials say.

 

RAIL 

CN profit up 13 percent on double-digit intermodal volume gainStrong volume at Canada’s three largest container ports helped drive Canadian National Railway’s intermodal volume up 14.2 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago, another sign of how the railroad’s strategy of supply chain collaboration continues to deliver.

 

TRADE 

Give Obama fast-track authority in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiationsCongress should act quickly to enact the Trans Pacific Partnership and put Washington, and the rest of the nation, in a position to benefit from international trade.

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