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.

Shipping partnerships create economic opportunity in Everett

This weekend, for the second time, Everett-based log supplier, Forest Marketing Enterprises, Inc. (FORMARK) will be delivering nearly 3.3 million board feet of logs to the Port of Everett to be loaded under deck of the ECL chartered ship. This shipment is the second of six total shipments for the year, of what is expected […]


Cement shipments flowing again at Port of Everett

Lehigh Hanson, a subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement, signed a 20-year deal with the port in 2006. But it mothballed the site in 2009 due to the recession and a sagging construction market.

After five years of inactivity, the cement plant on the Everett waterfront is operating again.

Longshoremen at the Port of Everett spent eight […]


Fourth cargo line calling on Everett

The Port of Everett on Monday welcomed the newest cargo carrier to town with a reception and harbor tour, in anticipation of the arrival from Russia Wednesday of a second vessel of the Sakhalin Shipping Co. (SASCO).

SASCO’s first ship, Selenga, left Everett fully loaded on July 18, bound for the Russian far east. The […]


Port of Everett sends out first log shipment since 2002

Longshoremen load first log ship in Everett since 2002, March 2012

The cargo ship has been a visible presence at the Port of Everett the past few days, tied up just south of the Kimberly-Clark paper and pulp mills.

The shipment contains 5.2 million board feet, the equivalent of 1,300 truckloads of logs.

This […]


Everett port loads first log ship in 4 years

ILWU Local 32 longshoremen stand clear as logs are loaded onto a ship in Everett, WA. Last week's log ship was the first to depart from Everett since 2007.

The Korea-bound ship, the Port Phillip, provided jobs for six days for about 35 people, said Ken Hudson of Local 32 of the International […]