JANUARY 29, 2013

AIRPORTS

Taxpayers divided on future of Vista Field Opinions on the project evenly split in last Thursday’s hearing.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Jobs float in, SR 520 pontoons float out: Tacoma pontoon construction site boosts local economy A press release from WSDOT on construction of the pontoons in the port industrial area and the economic benefits.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Bar pilot panel slow to act on complaint The California state commission that polices bar pilots who navigate ships through San Francisco Bay has gone nearly a year without acting on an extraordinary complaint against a captain lodged after his loaded oil tanker nearly ran aground off Richmond – an incident that could have caused an environmental disaster.

 

PEOPLE

Port of Everett CFO to retire this fall Karen Clements announces retirement.

 

TRADE

Despite opposition, Port Metro Vancouver approves first of two coal export projects Port Metro Vancouver has approved a $200 million expansion project at North Vancouver’s Neptune Bulk Terminals that will double the terminal’s coal export capacity.

Port of Tacoma’s container shipping volume highest since 2008 Boosted by new traffic from the Grand Alliance shipping consortium, the Port of Tacoma last year recorded its best container shipping volumes since 2008.

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