APRIL 24, 2017


Port Angeles agrees to sand cap in harbor; pilot project aims to restore marine habitat

Paul Gottlieb, April 214, 2017, Peninsula Daily News

The city will chip in $15,400 for a pilot project to restore a patch of marine habitat along Ediz Hook by capping woody debris pollution with a 6-inch layer of sand.

The goal: Make it fertile ground for marine life in a deep-water harbor that’s been home to logging industry and municipal detritus for decades.

Council members unanimously agreed last Tuesday to spend $15,400 on the $77,000 pilot project.

Read more here:  http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/port-angeles-agrees-to-sand-cap-in-harbor-pilot-project-aims-to-restore-marine-habitat/



New tenant for ex-methanol plant site at Port of Tacoma?

Derrick Nunnally, April 20, 2017, The News Tribune

A year has passed since the plan to erect the world’s largest methanol production plant on the Tacoma Tideflats folded in the face of torrid opposition, and the erstwhile plant site sits vacant.

Had the plan gone through as scheduled:

▪ China-backed Northwest Innovation Works would be toward the end of its permitting phase and looking to start construction.

Read more here:  http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article145625929.html



Moo-ve ‘em on out:  Second shipment of dairy cows will be loaded at Port of Olympia

Rolf Boone, April 23, 2017, The Olympian

More than 2,000 head of dairy cows are headed to Vietnam aboard the Ganado Express, the Port of Olympia announced.

Ganado Express, a livestock ship, is expected to arrive at the port’s marine terminal Sunday. The cows likely will be loaded Monday (April 24) and Tuesday, then the ship is set to depart late Tuesday or Wednesday.

In total, 2,250 dairy cows are expected to be shipped to Vietnam.

Read more here:  http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article146293209.html




Opinion:  Port commissioners on next leader:  ‘Ego- and money-driven prospects need not apply

Courtney Gregoire and Fred Felleman, April 21, 2017, Puget Sound Business Journal

The Port of Seattle is one of our region’s greatest public assets, and we want our next executive leader to be a great public servant.

From the airport to the seaport, Fisherman’s Terminal, cruise, marinas, commercial real estate and waterfront parks, the Port of Seattle is one of the nation’s most diverse ports, investing nearly $1 billion every year and supporting 200,000 jobs throughout the region.

Stewarding these assets for the public’s benefit is the responsibility of five elected commissioners. The port is driven by the Commission’s policy priorities of opportunity for all, sustainability and inclusion. We put our assets to work not only to generate strong financial returns, but also to protect the environment and create growth that is socially responsible and broadly shared.

Read more here: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/04/21/opinion-port-seattle-commissioners-on-next-leader.html



Smith announces retirement

Port of Olympia, April 24, 2017

Jeff Smith, CPA, Finance Director and Auditor, has announced his retirement. His final day with the Port of Olympia will be May 31.

Jeff joined the Port of Olympia team in February of 2012, after working at the Port of Vancouver for over 5 years and the Port of Tacoma for over 24 years.

“Thank you for your trust and the opportunities you have given me over the last five years. I have accomplished what I set out to achieve with the Port: implementing Financial Policies, and helping invest in projects that will benefit the Port and its community for years to come,” stated Jeff Smith.

Read more here:  http://www.portolympia.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2918


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