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Cordero, Yoshitani chosen as award receipients

From an article titled ”FMC Chairman Mario Cordero to Receive Prestigious Connie Award in September” in the Long Beach Post:

Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero will be honored with the 2015 Connie Award, presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach on Tuesday, September 29. […]


Ports: June volume gains in California and South Carolina; new AAPA chair

Excerpts from Progressive Railroading:

The Port of Long Beach’s container volume in June rose 8 percent year over year to 610,516 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) — the highest June total since 2007. … At the Port of Los Angeles, June volume totaled 736,438 TEUs, up 13.9 percent compared with June 2013 and the highest monthly […]


Report suggests Port of Seattle consolidate, CEO won’t rule it out

The report says the port needs improved on-dock rail, but it has been limited in its ability to improve, especially near Terminal 46. The report goes on to say that the port needs dramatic and costly improvements to handle bigger ships.

A recently discovered report suggests the Port of Seattle’s marine operations are well below […]


Tacoma and Seattle ports had been talking for months about closer collaboration

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have raided each other for customers on several occasions in recent years, reports the News-Tribune

A new cooperative effort to retain and attract shipping business to the Pacific Northwest unveiled Thursday night was born from new competitive conditions that threatened the ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s growth.

“John (Wolfe, […]


Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani announces retirement

Tay Yoshitani

Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani has announced he’s going to retire at the end of June, when his contract expires.

Yoshitani has been the CEO of the Port of Seattle for seven years. Now, port commissioners will select a search firm and begin the replacement process.

Yoshitani, who earns $367,000, was authorized […]


Port of Seattle Commissioners call on CEO to resign or else

Two Port of Seattle Commissioners say CEO Tay Yoshitani needs to resign, or else.

Commissioner Rob Holland admitted Wednesday “the problem is the perception” with Yoshitani’s recent acceptance of a side position with a private company.

Expeditors International, a Seattle-based global logistics and freight firm, announced earlier this month that Yoshitani has accepted a position […]


Seattle, Tacoma ports will survive Panama Canal widening, USDOT boss says

Rather than pit regions against each other, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell predicts USDOT would endorse projects aiding West Coast ports to increase their Asian trade, while competing against Canada and Mexico.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood chose Seattle’s Harbor Island on Thursday morning to announce creation of a Freight Policy Council. His goal is […]


EPA announces SmartWay extension

The Teamsters union and some environmental groups have been pushing for a federal solution to clean-trucks standards at the country’s ports for some time, and they finally got their way, although it wasn’t exactly the solution they were looking for.

That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency last week announced an important extension of its […]


Port of Seattle: We are working for environment and jobs

Matson ship in Seattle

The following is excerpted from an opinion piece by Seattle Port Commissioner Tom Albro.

We’re committed to doing what we can to reduce our impacts on our neighbors. We have been working directly for more than two years with Georgetown, South Park, and the city of Seattle to reduce […]


Dhamra Port and Port of Seattle in pact

Dhamra Port Company Limited on Friday entered into a sister port relationship agreement with the US-based Port of Seattle.

” The pact’s objective is to exchange information on port users, transfer of technology and sharing of best practices in port operations between the two ports. Besides trade delegations from India will visit Port of Seattle […]