APRIL 9, 2015

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Former Simpson executive running for third Port of Tacoma termPort of Tacoma Commission President Don Johnson said Wednesday he’s launching a re-election campaign for a third term on the five-member governing board. 

Bozeman announces run for Bremerton port commissionFormer Bremerton Mayor Cary Bozeman announced Wednesday that he will run for a seat on the Port of Bremerton board of commissioners.

 

LAND USE 

Whatever happened to the port’s big plans for site next to Expedia’s new HQ?The Port of Seattle is gearing up to once again take a shot at redeveloping a big chunk of land near Expedia’s future headquarters, but the project will be focused on the maritime industry, not the tech industry, a port official said Wednesday.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Seattle, Tacoma ports miss alliance deadlineTurns out, combining the cargo operations at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma is every bit as complicated as the commissioners predicted when they announced their intention to form a seaport alliance six months ago.

Hapag-Lloyd’s Portland exit decimates port’s container businessThe carrier had operated a service every 10 days from the Mediterranean to Portland. Hapag-Lloyd made it official Tuesday by notifying customers that the sailing of the Seaspan Dalian on March 28 was its last vessel call in Portland.

 

RAIL 

County deal for Eastside Rail Corridor to die — for nowSnohomish County is ending its agreement to buy the Eastside Rail Corridor for the time being, but county officials insist it is a small delay on sealing the deal.

 

TRADE 

Commissioner: Log shipping slump erodes Port of Port Angeles revenue; 40 percent to 60 percent decline expected at terminalThe Port of Port Angeles faces dwindling revenue from its log shipping terminal even as it encounters environmental challenges on the harborfront, a port commissioner said Tuesday.

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