OCTOBER 20, 2015

AIRPORTS 

Bellingham airport hires new director of aviation

Samantha Wohlfeil, October 20, 2015, The Bellingham Herald

The Port of Bellingham has hired a new airport director, Sunil Harman, who will start work Nov. 2.

Harman has worked in aviation for more than 30 years and has experience developing and managing airports as engines for economic development, trade and commerce, according to a port announcement.

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article40330548.html#storylink=cpy

 

People can fly from Moses Lake to Seattle, Portland starting next spring

By Devin Higgins, October 20, 2015, iFiber One News

Commercial air service is returning to the Grant County International Airport next spring.

The Port of Moses Lake and SeaPort Airlines announced the airline is expanding current service to connect Moses Lake and Port Angeles to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport starting March 1, 2016.

Read more here: http://www.ifiberone.com/news/people-can-fly-from-moses-lake-to-seattle-portland-starting/article_dc253f00-7765-11e5-b17c-7f1f9a4b95b3.html

 

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE 

Port of Kingston manager resigns effective Oct. 23

Richard Walker, October 20, 2015,  Kingston Community News

Kingston Port Manager David Malone has resigned.

Malone submitted his resignation on Oct. 9, effective Oct. 23. He is on vacation until his resignation takes effect.

The port commission may discuss hiring an interim manager when it meets next week.

Malone, 53, a Hansville resident, was hired in November 2013.

Read more here: http://www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/news/334393951.html

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Port of Port Townsend to sponsor feasibility study for Quilcene wastewater treatment facility

By Charlie Bermant, October 20, 2015, Peninsula Daily News

The Port of Port Townsend has agreed to sponsor a feasibility study to determine the cost of a community wastewater treatment facility in Quilcene.

Port commissioners last week unanimously approved a resolution to administer the study, managing a $100,000 authorization from the Public Infrastructure Fund awarded in 2012 that has remained unused.

Read more here: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20151019/NEWS/310199983

 

 

TRADE 

Northwest Seaport Alliance volume rises

Bill Mongelluzzo, October 20, 2015, JOC.com

Total international containers handled by the Northwest Seaport Alliance increased 3.7 percent in September from the same month last year as the ports of Seattle and Tacoma continue to regain traffic lost earlier in the year due to port congestion and labor disruptions associated with the coastwide longshore contract negotiations.

International containerized imports increased 6.5 percent year-over-year and exports, following a national trend, were down 4.3 percent from September 2014, according to numbers provided by the alliance. Seattle and Tacoma are an important gateway for the domestic trades to and from Alaska and Hawaii, and those volumes declined 9.9 percent in September. Total containerized volume, including international and domestic, was up 3.7 percent from September 2014.

Read more here: http://www.joc.com/port-news/us-ports/port-seattle/northwest-seaport-alliance-september-volumes_20151020.html

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Port, Seattle agree on heavy haul road deal

Chris Daniels, October 19, 2015, KING 5 News

The City of Seattle and Port of Seattle agreed to a rare collaboration, which both sides say should help shippers and truckers in the industrial core.

The City Council on Monday approved a “Heavy Haul Corridor,” which offers concessions from both sides to keep traffic flowing.

Read more here: http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/10/19/port-seattle-agree-on-heavy-haul-road-deal/74247922/

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