SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Cement shipments flowing again at Port of Everett After five years of inactivity, the cement plant on the waterfront is operating again. 

Wash. launches military alliance to fend off downsizing at Lewis-McChord Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday renewed a statewide military alliance in an effort to fend off the economic effects of planned personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

 

 

RAIL

 New contract between BNSF, Tacoma Rail could boost Port of Tacoma A new contract between the Pacific Northwest’s busiest railroad, BNSF, and Tacoma’s home-grown Tideflats shortline railroad, Tacoma Rail, could give the Port of Tacoma an additional competitive edge over rival ports.

 

 

UNIONS 

ILWU’s little leverage over grain companies sets contracts apart The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s two-year battle with grain terminals over a new contract in the Pacific Northwest highlights the major differences between contract negotiations in the bulk cargo sector and negotiations in the container shipping industry.

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