FEBRUARY 2, 2015

LAND USE 

Two-phase approach to Vista Field performing arts center included in draft plan A two-phase approach to a performing arts center will prominently feature in the vision for Kennewick’s Vista Field that will be rolled out to the public.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Environmentalists hope Port reconsiders oil-related leaseThey are protesting plans for a lease that would allow Shell to service vessels used in Arctic drilling. Port executives say the plan would provide hundreds of good jobs.

 

 

TRADE 

Port sees logs headed to Japan for first time in decadeThe vessel, Andalucian Zephyr, was loaded in December with 2.2 million board feet, or 11,000 tons, of Douglas firs at the Port. 

Port of Port Angeles representatives to attend Paris trade fair –  “It’s kind of good news and bad news,” was one Port of Port Angeles commissioner’s comment on the port’s latest chance to capitalize on the growing composites materials industry.

 

 

UNIONS 

ILWU chassis agreement could spark legal challenge from truckers Harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are preparing to legally challenge the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and marine terminal operators as soon as union mechanics attempt to detain trucker-owned or leased chassis at the ports under a reported agreement the ILWU reached with employers last week in coastwide contract negotiations. 

Vancouver shippers await drayage drivers’ response on whether they will strikeWhen it comes to whether Port Metro Vancouver will experience a crippling drayage strike like it did last March, the ball is in union and non-union drivers’ court.

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