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Port of Everett to seek construction bids for South Terminal project

From Progressive Railroading:

The Port of Everett Commission in Washington has authorized its staff to solicit construction bids for the $36 million South Terminal modernization project.

The project, combined with the double rail siding now under construction, will ensure the port will be able to accommodate the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts, […]


Port of Everett begins rail expansion

Authorities at the Port of Everett have commenced construction on a new rail line, strengthening multimodal links for freight forwarders transporting breakbulk via the deepwater hub.

The US$3.4 million project is the second phase of the port commission’s terminal rail enhancement strategy which will increase the on-terminal rail footprint from 9,200 lineal feet to 12,500 […]


Port of Everett takes a ‘big beating’ with cargo decline

Lower oil prices, a weaker Chinese economy and trade sanctions with Russia are contributing to less cargo passing through the Port of Everett this year.

While a decline had been expected, it was greater than what port officials had forecast because of a dramatic drop in cargo for oil projects in Alaska and Canada.

Log […]


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 […]


Everett port sells site to California real estate developer

From the Puget Sound Business Journal:

For more than eight decades, the property was a lumber mill and processing site, where around 1,800 people worked in the late 1970s. Weyerhaeuser ceased operations there in the mid-1980s.

The Port of Everett has agreed to sell a parcel in the Riverside Business Park on the Snohomish River. […]


Port of Everett wants paper mill property ‘by any means necessary’

The Kimberly-Clark property in Everett, WA, is a prime spot to expand port operations.

After years of watching the former Kimberly-Clark Corp. mill site sit dormant, the Port of Everett is moving to snatch up the 66-acre waterfront property. Port officials plan to ask port commissioners Tuesday to sign off on acquiring the land “by […]


Les Reardanz named CEO at the Port of Everett

Les Reardanz was named CEO at the Port of Everett and will begin the job Nov. 16. Currently he serves as the Port of Everett’s deputy executive director.

Reardanz also is a captain in the Naval Reserve and has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Before coming to the Port of Everett in 2011, […]


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 […]


Everett waterfront to get massive makeover

Port of Everett sketch of the proposed new waterfront.

The Port of Everett will announce plans Thursday to convert the fading industrial waterfront into a series of new mixed-use communities.

Waterfront Place is the name for the centerpiece which will boast four miles of walking a bike paths, five restaurants, and 350 new homes overlooking […]


Everett port attracts 7th shipping line

AAL plans to be in Everett every 30 days.

Seven shipping lines are now calling at the Port of Everett.

Austral Asia Line, a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings, in November celebrated the inaugural call of its new liner service at the Port of Everett.

The company, also referred to as AAL, is headquartered in Singapore […]


Port of Everett adds 7th shipping line

A Singapore-based ocean transport company plans to start making regular calls at the Port of Everett. Austral Asia Line, AAL for short, is a subsidiary of Schoeller Holdings. The company specializes in moving heavy equipment to and from the Far East. Its cargoes often are used to support the energy industry.

AAL joins six other […]


Foss gains site in Everett, two tugs on Columbia

Foss Maritime made two big announcements this week. Click on the headlines to read the full articles:

Foss Maritime parent firm buys K-C site in Everett:

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has agreed to sell the site of its former waterfront mill to the Seattle-based parent company for Foss Maritime Co. Under the plan, some 250 skilled maritime […]


US Bill aims to abolish Harbor Maintenance Tax; could levy fees on imports from Canada, Mexico

News Tribune graphic, 2012

The legislation would change the Harbor Maintenance Tax and give shippers “new incentives to move their goods through American ports-particularly those in the Pacific Northwest,” said Senator Murray.

A US Senate bill could go forward next month that will propose a repeal of the existing Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) […]


End run threatens ports in Northwest

”The threat is real,” said Cantwell. ”The Federal Maritime Commission found that up to 27 percent of container volume moving through West Coast ports is at risk of diverting to Prince Rupert.” Canadian ports have soared from 7.8 to 13.9 percent, with expansion that will allow Prince Rupert to take more cargoes than Seattle, […]


Port of Everett Ranks 5th on the West Coast in Export Value

From a Port of Everett news release:

The Port of Everett ships oversized parts for Boeing’s 747, 767 and 777 airplane programs.

According to the 2012 U.S. Trade Numbers, the Port of Everett seaport ranks 5th on the West Coast in export value, and is the second fastest growing export port on the […]