Sea-Tac passenger volume hits another record
Dominic Gates, January 29, 2015, Seattle Times
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport saw a nearly 13 percent increase in passenger traffic in 2015, the Port of Seattle reported Friday.
A record 42.3 million people passed through last year, up from 37.5 million a year earlier. That’s an average of more than 115,000 travelers per day – nearly the population of the city of Bellevue.
Port of Chinook approves agreement for county loans
Cynthia Washicko, January 29, 2016, Chinook Observer
During a Jan. 22 special meeting Port of Chinook commissioners unanimously approved an agreement between the port and Pacific County granting two short-term loans from the county to the port.
Pending approval by the county commissioners, the loans are set to be disbursed during the final week of January to allow the port to meet its deadline to pay its debt to Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co..
Port of New York and New Jersey Longshoremen to Return to Work
Robbie Whelan, January 29, 2016, Wall Street Journal
The Port of New York and New Jersey ground to a halt Friday after members of the International Longshoremen’s Association staged a surprise walkout, only to reopen about nine hours later after emergency negotiations with the port’s leading shipping association.
John Nardi, president of the New York Shipping Association, which negotiates the union’s contract with port management, said work would resume at the port’s terminals starting with the 7 p.m. shift Friday. Terminal gates are typically closed to trucks on weekends, but some union dockworkers unload vessels and do other work at the ports on Saturday and Sunday.