AUGUST 22, 2014

AIRPORTS 

Port of Seattle honors three airlines for being quietThe Port of Seattle is honoring three airlines with their annual Fly Quiet Awards for adopting noise-reduction procedures in 2013 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

 

 

BUDGET/FINANCES

Auditor: financial reporting needs to be improved at portThe report, which reviewed the port’s books in 2013, outlines the specific problems and lists some recommendations, such as performing a “centralized, detailed review of all documentation provided by (port) departments.”

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

In Our View: Northwest takes a stand on coal – Oregon agency’s denial of permit for a proposed terminal reflects regional ethos

LAND USE 

Port of Tacoma to sell last parcels it owns in Frederickson – Forty-six years after the Port of Tacoma bought a former ammunition plant site in Frederickson as a location for new industry, the port commission Thursday agreed to sell its last available parcels there to a King County developer.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Puget Sound Energy to build Washington’s first LNG fueling station at Port of TacomaThe Port of Tacoma could become the site of yet another natural gas plant if Port of Tacoma commissioners approve a lease Thursday (Aug. 21) with Puget Sound Energy for a tract on the Hylebos Waterway.

 

 

RAIL 

Vancouver oil terminal effort given new nameThe two companies proposing to build the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver plan to release a new economic analysis of the project during an invitation-only event Friday. Meanwhile, Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are calling their joint venture by a new name: Vancouver Energy.

 

 

TRADE 

Guest: B.C. is competition for Washington state tradeBritish Columbia represents a model, and competitive threat, in its approach to trade and transportation, writes guest columnist Bruce Agnew.

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