MARCH 12, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Port commissioner: Passenger airline expresses interest in Port Angeles At least one passenger airline has expressed “an absolute interest” in connecting Port Angeles with Seattle, a Port of Port Angeles commissioner said Wednesday.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Port of Longview commissioners reject Haven Energy lease on 3-0 votePort of Longview commissioners unanimously rejected the proposed Haven Energy propane export terminal Tuesday morning, voicing concerns about safety and true economic impact of the $300 million project. 

Port of Seattle rebukes environmental protesters, maintains lease with Foss, Shell OilDuring three hours of public testimony Tuesday, including comments from representatives of trade businesses and even a ukulele ballad about saving the planet, dozens of speakers testified about a signed lease at the Port of Seattle that would allow Shell Oil to keep its oil exploration vessels there.

Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeportEnvironmentalists are using a court suit to pursue political goals and have no legal standing to block a lease that will base Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet at Terminal 5 on the Seattle waterfront, according to legal filings Wednesday by the Port of Seattle and Foss Maritime.

 

RAIL 

Bill would mandate larger crew on oil trains Washington’s Republican-controlled Senate could set a national precedent with a bill passed Monday night that would require up to two railroad workers in the rear of trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous cargo.

 

TRADE 

Puget Sound ports seek new business from ports still backlogged with containers With the stacks of cargo containers accumulated during a four-month-long West Coast cargo handling slowdown nearly cleared out, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle are looking for business originally destined for Southern California ports still buried in the container backlog.

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