MAY 26, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Uber, Lyft may soon be allowed to pick up passengers at Seattle airportSmartphone owners needing a ride from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may soon have a few more transportation options.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Longview to pursue deal for new oil refineryThe Port of Longview announced Tuesday that it is negotiating with Riverside Refining to bring an oil refinery to its site, port officials announced Tuesday morning.

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Olympia Relocates Core Functions and Real Estate OfficesPort of Olympia is consolidating its core function departments and real estate operation into a single building, Percival Plaza, at 606 Columbia Street NW in downtown Olympia. 

Citizens address the proposed alliance between Tacoma and Seattle ports The people of Pierce County on Thursday evening had a chance to address elected commissioners concerning a proposed business plan that would join the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle in an unprecedented marriage of shipping markets.

 

LABOR 

ILWU-PMA contract no game changer for West Coast productivityThe West Coast contract agreement that was ratified Friday by the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, while applauded by cargo interests, carriers, ports and truckers, and rightfully so, will have a limited impact on West Coast port productivity and labor relations.

 

MARINAS 

Poulsbo port looks to double its liveaboardsThe Port of Poulsbo is a step closer to doubling the number of liveaboards it can have after reaching an agreement with the city on parking.

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Dispute Over Shell’s Drilling Equipment Continues As Port Prepares Case For Seattle Hearing ExaminerThe City of Seattle has determined that some of the oil drilling equipment parked on the edge of Elliott Bay does not have the right kind of permit.

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