FEBRUARY 10, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Benton, Richland recognized for economic recruitment effortsThe city of Richland and Port of Benton recently were selected as Washington Economic Development Association’s 2014 Recruitment Project of the Year for the Revitalization Area for Industry, Science and Education, or RAISE, project in north Richland.

 

 

LABOR 

Are ILWU negotiators withholding PMA offer from rank-and-file members?U.S. West Coast employers on Monday blasted International Longshore and Warehouse Union negotiators, implying they are holding back rank-and-file members from even voting on what employers consider to be a generous contract over a demand that the ILWU be able to unilaterally fire waterfront arbitrators.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Five ships at anchor awaiting Port of Tacoma berthsTacoma’s Commencement Bay anchorages were nearly filled with ships awaiting berths at the Port of Tacoma Monday in the wake of a near total weekend shutdown of containership loading and unloading activity at port terminals.

 

 

TRADE 

US West Coast congestion ripples through supply chainsAs negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers drag on, the impact of U.S. West Coast port congestion is rippling far beyond just U.S. supply chains and hampering shippers from Canada to Japan. 

Port of Portland’s biggest customer, Hanjin, notifies shippers it might drop Terminal 6A docking schedule from Hanjin Shipping Co. shows that the Portland of Portland’s biggest marine customer might soon stop sending ships to Terminal 6.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Editorial: Time for Olympia to clear roadblocks for a transportation packageNegotiations in Olympia on a transportation infrastructure package must pick up a sense of urgency.

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