NOVEMBER 13, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Tacoma Moves Ahead On Plans For A Liquefied Natural Gas Plant At The Port

Ashley Gross, November 11, 2015, KPLU News

Plans for a liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma are one step closer to reality, after the Tacoma City Council passed a resolution to move ahead on an agreement with the port about the project.

Puget Sound Energy says it needs a place to store natural gas and the way to do that is to chill it to a liquid form. So the company wants to spend $275 million to build the plant which would convert the gas to a liquid and then keep it on port property in a 140-foot-tall storage tank.

Read more: http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-moves-ahead-plans-liquefied-natural-gas-plant-port

 

 

 

MISC 

Evergreen-Rotary boat launch work begins in December

Kitsap Sun staff, November 12, 2015, Kitsap Sun

Work on a new Evergreen-Rotary Park boat launch is set to begin in December.

The Port of Bremerton awarded a roughly $348,000 contract for the project to Quigg Brothers Inc. of Aberdeen on Tuesday. Taxes will bring the final amount closer to $480,000, according to port staff.

Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/evergreenrotary-boat-launch-work-begins-in-december_34700137

 

 

 

RAIL 

Tacoma uses on-dock rail as a competitive advantage

Bill Mongelluzzo, November 12, 2015, JOC.com

On-dock rail is a requirement for West Coast ports, which ship about two-thirds of their containerized imports inland via intermodal, but the Port of Tacoma really sees efficient rail operations as a strategic advantage in its competition for market share with Canada and California ports.

Already facing an intermodal rail cost disadvantage of about $400 to the important Chicago hub compared to the Vancouver and Prince Rupert gateways to the north, Tacoma takes time and cost out of its supply chain by streamlining the hand-off of containers from vessels to trains.

Read more: http://www.joc.com/port-news/us-ports/port-tacoma/tacoma-uses-dock-rail-competitive-advantage_20151112.html

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