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Washington blocks permits for two Grays Harbor oil terminals

There are several places in the Northwest considering taking oil arriving by rail from North Dakota to be transported onto ships. Meanwhile, there’s talk in Congress about weakening rules against exporting American oil. Graphic by The Columbian.

Two oil-by-train terminals proposed for the Port of Grays Harbor on the Washington coast were dealt a set […]


Cargo flow up at Port of Long Beach, down at Port of Los Angeles

Fresh off the three-month peak season in which retailers rush to stock their stores for the holidays, the Port of Long Beach reported a rise in cargo flow in October, while decreasing market share continues to reflect Port of Los Angeles’ falling numbers, according to statistics released Friday.

Terminals at the Port of Long Beach […]