Port of Port Angeles eyes another airline option for Fairchild Airport
By Paul Gottlieb, February 24, 2016, Peninsula Daily News
After SeaPort and Horizon fell by the wayside, Port of Port Angeles officials are working a third unnamed airline option as they try to revive commercial passenger service at Fairchild International Airport by the 2016 holiday season.
Port commissioners said at their work session Monday that they hope to learn by August if air service to and from Fairchild to Sea-Tac International Airport can resume with an airline whose name they would not divulge.
Port of Longview passes on $1.25B energy project, cites viability concerns
February 23, 2016, Vancouver Business Journal
The Port of Longview has decided not to move forward on a pair of proposed energy facilities due to concerns over the $1.25 billion project’s financial viability.
In an unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Port of Longview Board of Commissioners directed the port’s Interim CEO Norm Krehbiel to discontinue talks with Waterside Energy LLC, related to its proposals to build an $800+ million crude oil/biofuel refinery and a $450 million transload facility for liquid petroleum gas (LPG), also known as WEST (Washington Energy Storage & Transfer LLC).
Port of Centralia Authorizes Use of Eminent Domain on Alder Street Property
Justyna Tomtas, February 18, 2016, The Chronicle
The Port of Centralia passed a resolution authorizing the use of eminent domain if necessary to acquire a home for adults living with developmental disabilities located within the road right of way to the Centralia Station project.
The port wants to acquire two parcels of property on Alder Street, known as Alderhouse.
One year after port slowdown; business adds up the impact
February 23, 2016, Tri-City Herald
The protracted labor dispute that slowed West Coast ports one year ago cost Washington business nearly $770 million.
That’s the takeaway from a study commissioned by the Washington Council on International Trade Commissioned to mark the first-year anniversary of the contract dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association.