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Longshore leader asks Port of Longview to drop trespassing charges

Port commissioners decline to respond during today’s port commission meeting

LONGVIEW, WA (October 21, 2011) — The president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 today asked Port of Longview commissioners to drop all trespassing charges related to a union demonstration on the afternoon of September 7 on rural Port of Longview property, […]


Port of Tacoma container business up in September

The Port of Tacoma’s seesaw container business numbers were up again in September after falling in August. … While the container business remains irregular, several of the port’s other business lines are doing well.

The breakbulk business is up 66.7 percent for the year. The auto business is 50.7 percent higher than last year. Log […]