JANUARY 22, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 China-backed company envisions major methanol export plants at Kalama, ClatskanieOfficials Estimate Project Will Bring 2,000 Construction Jobs During Initial Building Period.

 

RAIL 

Importance of Cold Train to fruit growers explained in OlympiaPort of Quincy officials went to Olympia on Wednesday to talk about apple shipping. 

Empower oil transport safety as rail traffic growsAs oil shipments soar across the United States, a bill in the state Legislature would provide communities with basic oil traffic information.

 

TRADE 

Chinese ban on shellfish still hurting Washington economyA Chinese ban on U.S. shellfish imports has hit Washington state shellfish growers, and so far, there’s no end in sight. 

Hay growers urged to support portsPacific Northwest hay growers will continue to be squeezed on export prices until the cost of shipping from Seattle and Tacoma decreases to be in line with Los Angeles, exporters told growers at the Northwest Hay Expo.

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