MARCH 21, 2013

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Washington ports must collaborate or wither, says Port of Seattle CEO Tay YoshitaniRegional consolidation and cooperation is essential if the Port of Seattle is to compete against other ports hungering for its cargo.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Fish-Consumption Decision Being Kicked Upstairs – Governor’s Office Will Make Call on Controversial Water Quality Rule – Will Washington Head Down Oregon Trail? – Green Groups Urge Standard Higher Than Technology Can Attain.

 

 

TRADE 

Cargo volumes hit a soft spot in both major Puget Sound portsThe post-recession rebound may be over for the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. 

FMC Approves P3 But With Tighter Monitoring ConditionsThe U.S. Federal Maritime Commission today voted 4-to-1 to allow the P3 Network to set sail in the second quarter and vowed to create new reporting requirements to monitor the vessel-sharing agreement involving the three largest global container lines.

 

 

UNIONS/LABOR 

License Threat Fails to Bring Drivers Back in VancouverA warning by the president of Port Metro Vancouver to striking truckers to report to work today or risk losing the license that allows them to perform harbor work did not have the desired effect.

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