FEBRUARY 1, 2016

AIRPORTS 

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.

Read more here: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/sea-tac-passenger-volume-hits-another-record/

 

 

BUDGET/FINANCES 

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..

Read more here: http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/local-news/20160129/port-of-chinook-approves-agreement-for-county-loans

 

 

LABOR 

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.

Read more here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/port-of-new-york-and-new-jersey-longshoremen-stage-surprise-walkout-1454096236?mod=djemlogistics

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