DECEMBER 29, 2016

BUDGET/FINANCES

Cantwell supports funding of SR-14 improvements

Dawn Feldhaus, December 29, 2016, Camas-Washougal Post-Record

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) wants the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider funding a project that would make some changes to the State Route 14 Corridor in Washougal.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Cantwell requested the FASTLANE grant program application be “fully and fairly” considered.

“Investment in projects like that proposed by the City of Washougal signals that ports and communities of all sizes deserve the support necessary to safely and efficiently move locally made products around the globe,” she wrote.

Read more here:  http://www.camaspostrecord.com/news/2016/dec/29/cantwell-supports-funding-of-sr-14-improvements/

 

MARINE TERMINALS

Bankrupt Hanjin selling Port of Seattle terminal operations

Associated Press, December 28, 2016, Columbia Basin Herald

Bankrupt shipper Hanjin is selling its Port of Seattle terminal operations to one of the world’s largest cargo firms.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/b6JDm0 ) Hanjin Shipping Co. will sell its majority stake in the terminal operating companies at the Seattle and Long Beach ports for $78 million.

Hanjin, of South Korea, owns 54 percent of Total Terminals International, the company that operates the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46.

Read more here:   http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/article/20161228/AP/312289791

 

MISC

Kingston Adventures closing in midst of fight with port

Tad Sooter, December 28, 2016, Kitsap Sun

A Kingston water sports company shut down this week following a two-year legal struggle with the Port of Kingston.

Kingston Adventures owner Beth Brewster announced the closure of her Central Avenue business Wednesday in a post on Facebook. Brewster has been involved in a series of legal disputes with the port since 2014.

The litigation “has been nothing short of exhausting and irreparably damaged Kingston Adventures,” Brewster said in her post, “and so we have no choice but to shut our doors.”

Read more here:  http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2016/12/28/kingston-adventures-closing-midst-fight-port/95923718/

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