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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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Vancouver oil terminal faces more controversy following export legalization

From Maritime Executive:

The Port of Vancouver, Washington is no stranger to controversy over its proposed oil terminal. But the intensity of opposition has increased sharply since a recent repeal of the federal ban on crude exports. Activists suggest that the terminal’s rail shipments are too risky, and that the repeal will mean even more […]

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ILWU backs LaBrant for Port of Vancouver commissioner

From The Columbian:

Eric LaBrant

Eric LaBrant, a candidate for the District 2 seat on the nonpartisan Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, has been endorsed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4, his campaign announced this week.

“The longshoremen and women rely on the port for 100 percent of their jobs,” LaBrant […]

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