MARCH 3, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Port of C-W ready for building phase of major projects The Port of Camas-Washougal is poised to launch several major construction projects, including a park and trail, and a building that will enable an existing tenant to expand.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Environmental groups sue port to block Shell Oil project at Terminal 5Five environmental groups filed suit against the Port of Seattle Monday, in an attempt to block the lease of West Seattle’s Terminal 5 for oil-drilling vessels operated by Shell Oil.

Guest Opinion: Where should Port draw line on oil? What is really going on with that Port of Seattle lease with Foss Maritime? 

 

MISC 

Port of Kennewick celebrates 100 years of economic developmentOn March 6, it will be a full 100 years since Kennewick voters approved creating a five-square-mile port district that included all of the city and a mile in each direction. 

 

TRADE 

For many shippers, it’s time for a West Coast reviewCargo interests undoubtedly are relieved that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached a tentative contract deal on Feb. 20 after more than nine months of unexpectedly difficult negotiations, but now it’s time for importers and exporters to reassess their commitment to West Coast ports.

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