JULY 7, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Ilwaco Port Plans Cold Storage FacilityThe Port of Ilwaco and Jessie’s Ilwaco Fish Company are in the beginning stages of planning a “green” cold storage facility they believe could create 75 new jobs, save local fish processors thousands of dollars in transportation and storage costs and draw other seafood-related businesses to the area.

 

LAND USE 

Port’s new vision for the waterfrontDubbed Waterfront Place, the new plan gives the waterfront back to the community.

 

 

MISC 

Port of Kingston accused of gender discriminationSince opening her business four years ago, Independence Day is when Beth Brewster is busiest.  Her company, Kingston Adventures, rents out kayaks and paddleboards in the summer from a spot it leases from the Port of Kingston.

 

TRADE 

West Coast ports to keep moving acres of cargo, despite expiration of dockworkers’ contractThe contract that keeps thousands of dockworkers on the job at West Coast ports from San Diego to Seattle is expiring, but don’t expect a disruption in the billions of dollars of trade that crosses the waterfront — at least not yet.

 

 

UNIONS 

Teamsters initiate labor action at LA-Long Beach in midst of longshore talksThe Teamsters union, in the latest salvo in its long-sought plan to organize port truckers, took advantage of a critical juncture in contract negotiations for a new West Coast longshore agreement to set up pickets against three drayage companies operating at Los Angeles-Long Beach.

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