JULY 8, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Study: Port of Port Angeles tied to 4,000 jobs in 2012 A study of the Port of Port Angeles showed that in 2012, it was responsible for more than 4,000 jobs — a total of 13 percent of the jobs in the county, port officials told about 100 members of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

4 West Coast Ports Earn ‘Green Supply Partner’ RecognitionFour seaports on the US West Coast were among dozens of organizations recently recognized by trade magazine Inbound Logistics for commitment to sustainable supply chain, logistics and transportation practices.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Strong infrastructure draws big ships to Pacific portsWest Coast ports will spend the coming year in much the same way they spent the past year: preparing for big ships operated by big carrier alliances.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Editorial: Congressional bickering imperils Highway Trust FundMaybe America ought to be glad Congress is debating an issue of significance, but it shouldn’t let the Highway Trust Fund run dry in the meantime.

 

 

UNIONS

72-hour break briefly reinstates ILWU contractThe International Longshore and Warehouse Union and U.S. West Coast waterfront employers have agreed to take a 72-hour break from negotiations to allow the union to attend “an unrelated negotiation” in the Pacific Northwest.

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