AUGUST 31, 2015


Sea-Tac Jammed: ‘Crazy, Crazy Numbers’ Of Passengers This Year

By Coral Garnick, August 28, 2015, Seattle Times

Walking up to a security line at Seattle-Tacoma International airport on a recent morning, Dave Dillard said aloud, “What? This is the end of the line?”

Passengers zigzagged through the retractable-belt queues set up outside the central security checkpoint, down the walkway, around the escalator and began to merge with the passengers lined up at the north security checkpoint about 200 yards away.

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 Bremerton Marina now 75 percent full

Tad Sooter, August 27, 2015, Kitsap Sun

Last winter, a marketing consultant boldly predicted Bremerton Marina would be filled to capacity with boats this summer.

That didn’t quite happen. About 75 percent of the marina’s 221 permanent slips were occupied in July.

Still, Bob Wise, of Marsh Andersen LLC, told Port of Bremerton commissioners Tuesday that he’s pleased with the progress made attracting boaters to the once-desolate facility. Occupancy doubled in the past two years, Wise said.

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Oyster house to be restored

Arla Shephard, August 28, 2015, Kitsap Sun

After a busy summer, the North Bay Historical Society is readying plans to restore the old Sargent Oyster House located at the Port of Allyn.

Port of Allyn Commissioner Judy Scott has been working with the historical society to develop a plan for the project and will present information to the public for review and comment at 6 p.m., Sept. 15, at the Port of Allyn.

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Port of Longview may be looking at oil-by-rail terminal

By Columbian staff writer, August 28, 2015, The Columbian

The Port of Longview, already the site of a proposed oil refinery, may also be pursuing a separate oil-by-rail transfer terminal, according to documents obtained by Columbia Riverkeeper.

The environmental group recently received a draft agreement, project summary, maps and other documents that suggest the port has discussed an oil transfer terminal that could handle as much as 164,000 barrels of crude in a day. The Washington Energy Storage and Transfer facility was outlined by Waterside Energy Inc., the same company that announced plans for the Riverside Refinery at the Port of Longview earlier this year.

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