DECEMBER 15, 2014


Contractor completes critical step in Snake River sewer line projectPort of Walla Walla officials have worked to extend sewer to the 120-acre business park — which has commercial and light industrial zoning and easy access to Highway 12 — with the goal of spurring economic development in Burbank. The community and the school district rely on septic systems to handle waste.




Can new CEO make a good Seattle port great?Fick’s arrival is a radical departure for the port as it faces some of the most crucial decisions in its 100-plus year history.




West Coast ports likely to lose market share in 2015, survey finds Sixty-percent of U.S. shippers surveyed by say they plan to ship less cargo through the U.S. West Coast next year because of ongoing congestion and delays, suggesting that ports from Long Beach to Seattle could lose market share just as they did after a 10-day work stoppage in 2002.




Port takes steps to cut Tideflats congestionThe Port of Tacoma reminded truckers Thursday of rules that could ease traffic gridlock on the Tideflats caused by a six-week-long container-handling slowdown.




Longshore agreement may be near, port officials sayTacoma and Seattle port officials told Washington Apple Commission members on Dec. 11 that an agreement may be reached before a Dec. 15 longshore union meeting. 

All eyes on ILWU caucus beginning today This week’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union caucus in San Francisco may or may not be the end to seven months of contract negotiation that has engulfed the West Coast in disruption and uncertainty.

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