AUGUST 14, 2015


Port of Allyn installs electronic pay stations

Arla Shephard Bull, August 14, 2015, Kitsap Sun

Over the busy Fourth of July weekend, Port of Allyn officials found themselves counting by hand over $800 in $1 and $5 bills from fees collected at the port’s North Shore launch on Hood Canal.

The tedious task led the port to finalize a decision to install an electronic pay station at the North Shore launch, which will only accept debit and credit cards. Cash will no longer be accepted.

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Shell And The Port Begin To Make Their Case That An Oil Rig Is Cargo

By Bellamy Pailthorp, August 14, 2015, KPLU

What’s the legal definition of a “cargo terminal” in Seattle? That’s the question before the city’s Hearing Examiner this week.

The answer will determine whether Royal Dutch Shell can bring vessels from its Arctic drilling fleet back to Seattle without breaking the law — and whether the Port of Seattle can receive $13 million for the use of the facility.

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Port of Vancouver celebrates completion of trench project

By Aaron Corvin, August 14, 2015, The Columbian

The Port of Vancouver on Thursday shined a spotlight on the completion of a $30 million project — a new rail entrance to the port dubbed the “trench” — that’s part of a larger effort to relieve congestion and to speed products to markets.

Local government officials and federal and state lawmakers grabbed some of the spotlight, too. They were part of a sizable crowd, including media, that the port shuttled to a spot near Great Western Malting. That’s where tents, a lectern and tables bedecked in tablecloths provided a kind of elegant contrast to an otherwise gravelly and cacophonous industrial area.

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