From the Wall Street Journal:
The Port of Oakland is extending a temporary program subsidizing evening and Saturday gate hours, saying the longer daily schedule is the only way to keep cargo moving through the port.
Port officials said the extended hours allowed the port’s largest terminal, Oakland International Container Terminal, to handle as many [...]
Excerpts from the Puget Sound Business Journal:
Seattle waterfront leaders expressed delight and surprise Tuesday that the Seattle City Council has thwarted plans to build a basketball arena next door to the Port of Seattle’s busiest cargo terminal.
“People are happy, everyone’s in a pretty good mood today,” said John Persak, vice president of the [...]
The boxship involved in the accident is identified by several sources as the 13,092 TEU Cosco Hope. Four people were reportedly injured during the incident.
A fire broke out at Egypt’s Port Said last night after a container ship hit a gantry crane while leaving the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), a source who [...]
From a Seattle Times article called ‘Seattle City Council kills sale of street for Sodo arena’:
Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Councilmember who championed port jobs
The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 5-4 to reject giving up part of Occidental Avenue South to Chris Hansen so he can build a half-billion-dollar arena in Sodo.
In this week’s episode of City Inside/Out, speakers debate the job impacts of a current arena plan near the Port of Seattle:
On May 2, the Seattle City Council will vote whether or not to close one block on Occidental Avenue in SoDo to construct a new arena. Supporters say investor Chris [...]
Excerpts from an editorial from the Seattle Times in advance of Monday’s City Council vote:
If Seattle wants an NBA team back as soon as possible, the last thing it should do is transfer a street to developer Chris Hansen under terms proposed by Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council.
Doing so is likely [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Exports in the first quarter of 2016 increased 19.9 percent compared with the first three months of 2015, according to statistics published on the port’s website. As is normally the case, Oakland’s exports were higher than imports.
Oakland is proceeding with its multi-year plans to redevelop the former Oakland [...]
From Natural Gas Intel:
Multi-billion-dollar plans for three natural gas-consuming methanol plants in the Pacific Northwest were scaled back Tuesday to two plants as the largest proposed facility at Port of Tacoma, WA, was scrapped by the developer, a China-based consortium.
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) officials said they were terminating their lease for a site [...]
Cargo activity at the Port of Longview fell 22 percent last year, dragged down by falling log and grain exports, port officials said this week.
Higher-than-expected expenses dented profits. Administrative costs exceeded projections by 23 percent, according to report from port CFO Peggy Van Horn. That primarily was the result of $375,364 in un-budgeted legal [...]
Is the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia or in Washington State?
Until recently, the north-of-the-border port was called “Port Metro Vancouver.” But earlier this month, the Canadian port changed its name to simply “Port of Vancouver.”
Washington’s port, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, remains “Port of Vancouver USA” — check [...]
Panama Canal Pilots Union representatives with top ILWU officials at the Longshore Caucus in Panama City, Panama, on April 18, 2016.
Translated from the Spanish original, which was published at Panama On:
Panama Canal Pilots Union receives the ILWU on Panamanian soil
From Monday April 18th to Friday the 22nd, a series of [...]
Panama Canal Pilots union representatives with top ILWU officials at the Longshore Caucus in Panama City, Panama, on April 18, 2016.
The ILWU Longshore Caucus began Monday in Panama City. Today this article was published in Panama On, and is translated below:
La Unión de Prácticos del Canal de Panamá recibe en [...]