Washington

Washington

27 Aug 2014
The Port of Seattle Commission has selected manufacturing and transportation veteran Ted J. Fick as its next CEO.
Weekly wrap-up for August 9, 2014
08 Aug 2014
Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week.
08 Aug 2014
Despite pleas for relief, the United Grain Corp.
05 Aug 2014
West Coast container volumes are up noticeably compared to last year.
05 Aug 2014
The United Grain export terminal in Vancouver, Washington, which has been picketed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union since dockworkers were locked out the facility in February 2013, is urging national farm interests to join the company in convincing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assign inspectors so grain exports can return to normal.
04 Aug 2014
Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association, which represents a half-dozen export facilities in Oregon and Washington, are not concluded, though both parties say weekend bargaining has gone well.
Clear sailing
27 Jul 2014
Even though it now looks like it will be sometime in August before a new agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers is in place, no one is panicking and tensions appear low. Why?
Pause button
26 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association have recessed contract negotiations for the coming week so ILWU officers can participate in unrelated contract talks with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest.
25 Jul 2014
A year-long contract dispute between United Grain Corp. and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union effectively shut down export operations at the Vancouver, Wash., facility this month following a decision by the governor of Washington to withdraw state trooper escorts for grain inspectors.
Figures at bargaining table
11 Jul 2014
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will resume at 1:30 p.m. today Pacific time, the ILWU confirmed.
10 Jul 2014
The Port of Tacoma sealed a new deal with Washington-based carrier Westwood Shipping Lines for the line to move its Puget Sound port of call back to Tacoma.