MAY 20, 2016


Sea-Tac Airport to hire 90 contractors to help shrink security lines

Jessica Lee, May 19, 2016, Seattle Times

Long, slow lines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport security checkpoints may improve starting next week, when screening officers will open more lanes in time for the peak travel season.

That’s what airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials promised Thursday when they announced Sea-Tac’s move to hire 90 full-time, temporary private contractors before an expected record number of passengers maneuver through the airport’s terminals this summer.

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Port of Portland Loses Last Container Ship Service

Erica E. Phillips, May 19, 2016, Wall Street Journal

Oregon’s Port of Portland will see its last container ship service this Saturday, when Westwood Shipping Lines makes its final call.

The small Washington-based ocean carrier has been running a monthly service at the port’s single container terminal, hauling about 150 containers of cardboard and agricultural goods like hay, grass seed and dried fruit to destinations in Japan and Korea. On Wednesday, the port announced that Saturday would be Westwood’s last day at the docks.

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