MARCH 3, 2016


Port of Poulsbo may propose annexing to city limits

Richard Walker, March 1, 2016,  North Kitsap Herald

The last time the Port of Poulsbo proposed enlarging its boundaries by annexation, it failed big at the polls.

Port of Poulsbo commissioners believe the port district should try again in November — but they may propose annexing only to the city limits, not neighboring communities on the bay.

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Port of Seattle exploring closure of Terminal 46?

Chris Daniels, March, 3, 2016, KING 5 News

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick made some eyebrow raising comments about the future of the Port, and specifically Terminal 46 on the Seattle Waterfront.

Profiled by Seattle Business Magazine for an article in the March 2016 issue, Fick touched on many topics, including future maritime business.

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CMA CGM to deploy six 18,000-TEU ships from Asia to West Coast

Mark Szakonyi, March 3, 2016,

CMA CGM plans to upgrade a trans-Pacific service to the West Coast by deploying six ships with capacities of 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, starting late May, a bet that container terminals can handle the largest mega-ships to call the U.S. and that volume will steadily grow.

The deployment of the six vessels, which will be shifted from the Asia-Europe trade for the Pearl River Express service, comes after two successful pilot runs at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in December and two weeks ago, respectively, Rodolphe Saade, vice chairman at the French carrier, told Thursday. The 18,000-TEU Benjamin Franklin, which most recently called at the Port of Seattle, is the largest ship ever to call the U.S.

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