MAY 7, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Port of Benton sells 128 acres for $4.2 million in largest land sale The Port of Benton expects to hold onto a regional employer, and possibly create new jobs, after selling 128 acres to an aggregate mining company for $4.2 million.

 

MARINE TERMINALS

 

Ports can declare victory, get busyThe new Northwest Seaport Alliance marks a historic achievement in regional cooperation. 

Seattle, Tacoma ports release Seaport Alliance draft proposal The Seattle and Tacoma port commissioners on Wednesday released the draft Seaport Alliance agreement to unify management of their marine-cargo divisions — now named The Northwest Seaport Alliance. 

Port meets in private on Seattle challenge to oil-fleet leaseThe Port of Seattle remained silent Tuesday on how it will respond to a broadside from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray over the Port hosting Shell’s offshore oil-drilling fleet. 

Editorial: Mayor’s politicking over Port lease hurts maritime industryLast Friday, he issued a news release headlined “Seattle open for business,” assuring people that commerce would not be interrupted by protesters on May Day. Then on Monday morning, Murray put out the closed sign, at least for maritime companies that have viewed Seattle as a welcoming place for their operations for more than a century.

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