The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Port of Astoria affirms plan to leave North Tongue Point

From The Daily Astorian:

The Port of Astoria has struggled to make the former U.S. Navy base at North Tongue Point profitable since leasing the land in 2009.

With Hyack Maritime preparing to close on its purchase of North Tongue Point next month, the Port of Astoria Commission voted 4-1 to give a proposed termination […]


Port of Astoria CEO Hank Bynaker resigns, less than 14 months after being hired

Port of Astoria Chief Executive Officer Hank Bynaker, who was chosen in June 2012, to replace Jack Crider, quit today after fewer than 14 months on the job.

Commissioner Bill Hunsinger reiterated Campbell’s comments that the issues facing the Port might have overwhelmed Bynaker.

The Port, meanwhile, has been dealing with bleak finances and deferred […]


Hunsinger Supports Cold Storage Facility near Astoria

Port of Astoria Commissioner Bill Hunsinger rose from his seat at Tuesday night’s Commission meeting, approached the podium during public comment and presented himself as a member of the public wanting to bring the agency’s attention to a possible business opportunity.

He talked about Ocean Cold, a 95,000-square-foot cold storage and processing facility in Westport, […]


Longshore worker re-elected to Astoria port commission

The Daily Astorian reported on the race involving ILWU Local 50 longshoreman Bill Hunsinger:

Port of Astoria Commissioner Bill Hunsinger [was] still leading Tuesday night, with the second unofficial ballot count showing Hunsinger ahead of newcomer Tim Liddiard.

If one thing is for sure, [Hunsinger] added, the Port will continue to be a working deep-water […]


Port of Astoria race highlights rail, logs, jobs

The Daily Astorian highlighted the candidates in the May 17 port commission race involving longshoreman Bill Hunsinger, the only incumbent who’s being challenged:

“The Port needs to grow and make money,” Hunsinger said. “This Port was an authority Port in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s and that can come back.” The trick, as he sees […]