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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 Vancouver USA commissioners vote 2-1 to extend oil terminal lease

The Port of Vancouver will continue to lease land to Vancouver Energy for its proposed oil terminal after the agreement was the subject of a passionate and sometimes contentious meeting Tuesday. After five hours of testimony and deliberation, the vote was 2-1.

Commissioner Eric LaBrant was the sole supporter of his motion to cancel the […]

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Port of Vancouver USA hires Julianna Marler as permanent CEO

From Maritime Professional:

The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners today voted 2-1 to hire interim CEO Julianna Marler as the port’s permanent CEO/Executive Director.

“This was a rigorous process,” said commission Vice President Eric LaBrant. “Julianna was stacked up against the best of the industry and she’s the most qualified candidate. I […]

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Recall petition: 'Malfeasance and violation of the oath of office' at the Port of Vancouver

In a May 20 article titled ‘Petitions filed to recall Vancouver port commissioners Oliver, Wolfe,’ the Columbian’s Aaron Corvin follows an excellent investigative series that includes the following excerpts:

In recall documents filed Tuesday, Vancouver resident Christopher Clifford accuses Port of Vancouver commissioners Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe of malfeasance, misfeasance and violation of the […]

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Groups' suit makes new claims against Vancouver port

Excerpts from The Columbian:

Opponents of oil by rail point to disasters like the explosion of several rail cars carrying crude oil in Lac Megantic, Quebec, in 2013. Forty-two people were confirmed dead, and five were missing and presumed dead.

Three environmental groups that accuse the Port of Vancouver of violating Washington’s open public meetings […]

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Port of Vancouver runs afoul of meetings law

From the Columbian:

Facing the opportunity to land the biggest oil terminal in the Pacific Northwest, the Port of Vancouver wanted to manage a highly lucrative lease deal with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies as smoothly as possible. The port settled into exclusive negotiations with the companies and moved the controversial project through public meetings.

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Longshore workers ask Port of Vancouver to take a stand

From the Columbian: ”Clabaugh told commissioners the union has watched for five months as United Grain brings in ‘vanload after vanload’ of union-breaking, out-of-state security and replacement workers to do the work ‘of our locked-out membership.’ It’s the first time in his career as a Longshoreman, Clabaugh said, that at the ‘Port of Possibility,’ […]

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Port of Vancouver USA predicts huge growth in coming years

By the [time he retires, Executive Director Larry Paulson] intends for the port to have secured funding for its West Vancouver Freight Access Project, a $137 million expansion of the port’s rail system. … The port also landed a number of big tenants last year, including Farwest Steel of Eugene and international mining company BHP […]

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