APRIL 22, 2014

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Rolling Rain Gardens at Port of SeattleThe Port of Seattle is testing a contraption that combines a boxcar, soil, plants and pipes to treat storm water runoff. 

 

 

LAND USE 

Port of Everett prepares new waterfront redevelopment planWhat happened to the Port of Everett’s plan to turn land around 13th and 14th streets into a gleaming gem of urban renewal?

Commissioners ponder future of Pasco Marine Terminal – A retirement center and a brewery with a pub are among what Port of Pasco commissioners hope to see someday at the Pasco Marine Terminal.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Terminal Consolidation Seen as Crucial for Seattle-Tacoma The ports of Seattle and Tacoma offer advantages to shipping lines that many ports would love to have — naturally deep water, more than enough container-handling space and excellent on and near-dock intermodal rail infrastructure. But in order to take full advantage, the ports are faced with a stark reality: they must invest heavily to upgrade facilities that were designed for vessels that are half the size of the ships with capacities of 8,000 to 10,000 20-foot container units that carriers are already beginning to deploy in their Pacific Northwest services. 

Profound Challenges Confront Seattle, Tacoma PortsMarine terminal consolidation in Tacoma over the next three to five years is inevitable, but how that will happen exactly is still very much up in the air. 

Haven Energy asserts safety standards for proposed propane/butane terminalLiquid propane gas and butane from Haven Energy’s proposed Port of Longview terminal would be shipped in refrigerated Panamax-sized vessels to Asia, Hawaii, Mexico and the Pacific states. 

Seattle port commissioners tour Tacoma, talk peaceTacoma and Seattle ports successfully sought antitrust immunity from the Federal Maritime Commission to begin those talks and information sharing as they moved to halt the erosion of their North American market share.

 

 

  

MISC 

Port of Pasco to evict Green PowerThe efforts of the acting CEO of a troubled Pasco biofuels company to halt the company’s eviction from the Big Pasco Industrial Park have failed.

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