MAY 29, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Ports smart to focus on outside rivalsWhen maritime business was growing, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle had the luxury of battling each other for bigger pieces of the pie by taking business from each other.

 

 

MISC 

Rep. Larsen applauds Puget Sound Region’s designation to new Commerce Department initiativeThe Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) led the region’s application, which was one of 12 selected nationwide.

 

 

 

RAIL 

Intermodal Rails’ Latest Service Hurdle: Rapid GrowthU.S. intermodal service doesn’t appear to have improved significantly since severe winter weather and rising traffic crippled most rail networks and disrupted shipper supply chains in the first four months of the year.

 

 

TRADE 

Industrial Growth: Lower Columbia ship traffic poised to explodeBillions of dollars of investment in industrial projects will send at least 850 to 1,000 additional ships sailing up the lower Columbia River in the next four or five years, and the number could rise as high 1,500.

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