FEBRUARY 24, 2016

AIRPORTS 

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.

Read more here: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160223/NEWS/302239982

 

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

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).

Read more here: http://www.vbjusa.com/news/top-stories/port-of-longview-passes-on-1-25b-energy-project/

 

 

 

 

LAND USE 

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.

Read more here: http://www.chronline.com/port-of-centralia-authorizes-use-of-eminent-domain-on-alder/article_78c3b6b2-d66a-11e5-b2f7-bb846cd1fc38.html

 

 

 

TRADE 

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.

Read more here: http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/business/regional/one-year-after-port-slowdown-business-adds-up-the-impact/article_37c28e9a-da43-11e5-a27d-839ebbac401d.html

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