JANUARY 4, 2016


Kennewick port wants to use wine to bring people to the waterfront

By Lynn Porter, January 4, 2016, Daily Journal of Commerce

Prosser has its Vintner’s Village for wine tourists. Now Kennewick wants to develop Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village along the Columbia River.

The Port of Kennewick, an economic development agency, is seeking a contractor to build three production facilities for small wineries at 421 E. Columbia Drive. Two of the buildings will have wine tasting rooms, and there will be patios, parking and landscaping.

Read more: http://www.djc.com/news/re/12084966.html




Department of Ecology approval will decide next move for Port of Pasco land development

By Justin Lum, December 31, 2015, KEPR

After 20 years of cleanup efforts, 55 acres of land east of the cable bridge may be closer to development in the near future.

The Port of Pasco’s vision for new businesses on this waterfront property could be coming to fruition as long as contaminated areas left over by a petroleum company years ago are no longer a threat.

Read more: http://keprtv.com/news/local/department-of-ecology-approval-will-decide-next-move-for-port-of-pasco-land-development




Huge new container ship arrives at Port of Los Angeles

Associated Press, December 28, 2015, Boston Globe

A huge new cargo ship arrived at the Port of Los Angeles this weekend.

The CMA-CGM Benjamin Franklin is the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port.

Recently delivered to the French shipping line CMA-CGM, the ship is 1,300 feet long, 177 feet wide and has the capacity of nearly 18,000 containers.

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2015/12/28/huge-new-container-ship-arrives-port-los-angeles/nxMOedcoTAM7N1DI4Pwv6K/story.html


Giant Container Ships Arrive On US Shores, But Many Ports Not Prepared For Era Of Megaships

By Maria Gallucci, January 1, 2015, International Business Times

The era of megaships has arrived on U.S. shores. The two largest container ships ever to unload in North America reached Los Angeles in late December, marking a milestone as the global shipping industry increasingly turns to colossal vessels to drive down costs.

The larger of the two ships, the CMS CGM Benjamin Franklin, stretches 1,300 feet — about as long as the Empire State Building is tall. About 1,500 longshoremen spent about 56 hours moving nearly 11,230 containers on and off the ship before  the visit ended Dec. 30, the Port of Los Angeles said.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/giant-container-ships-arrive-us-shores-many-ports-not-prepared-era-megaships-2246620

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