From the News Tribune:
Last year’s container traffic through the ports of Tacoma and Seattle was the highest since 2007, according to a news release from the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
The seaport alliance formed a little more than a year ago as a partnership between the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle. The […]
From the Seattle Times:
After a brief spat, the Port of Seattle has dropped its objection to the sale of bankrupt Hanjin’s operations at Terminal 46 west of the stadiums.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance, which controls the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, said Friday it had struck a deal with the proposed new owners […]
From the Business Examiner reported on Monday:
The Glovis Composer, a roll-on/roll-off vessel carrying a shipment of 4,818 vehicles, is berthing today at the Port of Tacoma’s Terminal 7, marking the largest single-vessel auto discharge in the facility’s history.
The ro-ro ship from South Korea is 656 feet long and 106 feet wide, with a […]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
The Port of Seattle wants a financial guarantee for Terminal 46 lease payments.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance is attempting to block the sale of a terminal once owned by now-defunct Hanjin Shipping unless Mediterranean Shipping Co., the buyer, posts a security bond to protect the interests of the Port […]
The Port of Seattle has completed the environmental analysis of Terminal 5 and has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the project to modernize the cargo-handling facility in order to serve larger cargo vessels. The proposed upgrades to Terminal 5 are wharf rehabilitation, berth deepening, electrical service and improvements to the upland portions […]
Port of Seattle (shown here) and Port of Tacoma, united in the Northwest Seaport Alliance, are participating in the night gate program.
From the Northwest Seaport Alliance:
Terminal operators have added about 50 hours per week this peak season through The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s extended gates program.
The NWSA launched a 12-week program to […]
The Seattle Times reports that ”The South Korean government declined to step in and prevent the collapse, an unusual setback for a unit of a powerful Korean conglomerate.”
From the Seattle Times:
Northwest Seaport Alliance spokeswoman Tara Mattina said this morning that Terminal 46 at the North Harbor (Seattle), Hanjin’s main home here, is […]
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On Monday, the Port of Seattle released a draft environmental impact statement for a modernization project, and opened about a month’s worth of public comment.
The port proposes dredging by Terminal 5, strengthening […]
From the News Tribune:
A slate of multi-million dollar upgrades along the Blair Waterway on the Tacoma Tideflats will eventually allow the two of the world’s biggest containerships to dock there at the same time.
The enhancements valued at $141 million were approved unanimously by the Northwest Seaport Alliance — a joint vote of the […]
ILWU representatives welcome CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin in Seattle. From left to right: Justin Hirsch, Local 19 Labor Relations Committee; John Persak, Puget Sound District Council (PSDC) president; Rich Austin Jr., Local 19 president; Gordon Baxter, lobbyist for PSDC.
From ”Massive cargo ship arrives in Seattle’s Elliott Bay” in the Seattle Times:
The largest […]
From the Puget Sound Business Journal:
Container terminals at the Port of Tacoma were nearly twice as busy as those in Seattle during 2015, according to statistics from the Pacific Maritime Association.
The statistics show that Port of Tacoma terminals handled the equivalent of 1.62 million 20-foot containers, a measurement called TEUs, during 2015. […]
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Instead of competing against each other as they had for many decades, the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma now present a united marketing and planning effort to sell itself as the nation’s third largest ocean […]
The Port of Tacoma has officially entered the fray of the Seattle Arena debate. It’s part of the new dynamic after the Port of Seattle joined their neighbors to the south to create the Northwest SeaPort Alliance.
It led to a meeting Tuesday morning in which the commissioners for the combined maritime operations discussed their […]
Container volumes through The Northwest Seaport Alliance improved 5.9 percent in November when compared with November 2014, the Northwest Seaport Alliance reported recently.
November marked the ninth consecutive month of growth for the combined effort that joined the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle earlier this year.
Containerized exports improved 10.8 percent through […]
Excerpts from the Seattle Times:
After 15 months on the job, Port of Seattle CEO Fick says he is getting his bearings and making the top spot his own.
“There was a steep learning curve,” said Fick, whose entire career was spent in the manufacturing sector. “Coming from the private sector to a public agency, […]