MARCH 4, 2014

MARINE TERMINALS 

Port of Longview begins Berth 4 redevelopmentWorkers have started demolition work at the Port of Longview’s Berth 4, clearing out wooden decks to kick off redevelopment of one of the port’s oldest properties.

Port of Port Angeles studies pier for barge useDivers will examine pilings that support the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 5 dock Thursday as the port considers whether to turn the largely unused structure into a barge pier.

 

TOURISM 

Lawmakers consider bill to bolster state tourismAfter eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, Washington lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow those in the private sector to pick up the slack.

 

TRADE 

New Legislation Aims to Help American PortsCongressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century (H.R. 4105) legislation that would replace the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT). 

Guest: New EPA emission standards would hurt short-sea shipping The new EPA emission standard may seem reasonable, but in reality it will have a heavy and disproportionate impact on one of Washington’s most important shipping industries, short-sea shipping, writes guest columnist Garth Mitcham.

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