JUNE 30, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Projects filling Port of Kennewick’s docketThe Port of Kennewick’s 2015 to-do list is filling up with the construction of three winery incubator buildings on Kennewick’s Columbia Drive, planning for Vista Field’s redevelopment and Clover Island shoreline improvements.

 

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

As Panama Canal Expands, West Coast Ports Scramble to Keep Big Cargo VesselsAs construction crews 5,000 miles away are working to widen the Panama Canal to allow much larger ships to sail straight to the East Coast, this historic port city and others along the West Coast are doing everything they can to avoid becoming superfluous.

 

 

MISC 

Port of Bellingham to consider possible Fairhaven projects The Port of Bellingham Commission soon could adopt a list of projects that would improve piers and buildings in the Fairhaven Marine Industrial Park as port staff works to update a comprehensive plan for that area.

 

 

PEOPLE 

Port of Kennewick to pay $60,000 to former employee to avoid lawsuitThe Port of Kennewick is paying $60,000 to a former accounting administrative assistant to settle discrimination claims.

 

 

TRADE 

Port of Longview reports another record year for cargo2013 was another record year at the Port of Longview, though there were some down sides. 

If West Coast dockworkers strike, effect on economy could be $2.5B per day: ReportThe Port of Seattle would be among 30 West Coast ports affected if there’s a strike by dockworkers.

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