JUNE 29, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Port settles with airport contractor over missing fuelAn out-of-court settlement over missing aviation fuel at the Walla Walla Regional Airport has been made.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Study highlights investments in Columbia River portsBusinesses using the Columbia River have invested hundreds of millions of dollars since a 2010 project to deepen the 110-mile lower navigation channel from 40 feet to 43 feet, according to a study by the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and the Port of Portland. 

Give maritime industry a fair hearing on Shell’s oil-rig leaseThe hearing examiner’s decision on Tuesday amplified this message. Tragically, it may help convince some maritime employers that it’s time to move to another city that will welcome their business and jobs. 

Port of South Whidbey partnership studies kitchenDepending on the results of a community survey, a full-service commercial kitchen may be coming to the South End.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Seattle CEO sets his sights on the horizonTacoma native brings deep grounding in managing large, complex organizations to expansive airport and maritime operations.

 

LABOR 

West Coast ag exporters told to expect few port productivity gains out of labor contractU.S. agriculture shouldn’t expect dramatic improvements in cargo-handling productivity to come out of the new West Coast longshore contract, said Ed DeNike, chief operating officer at SSA Marine, said the contract itself will not deliver productivity.

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