Washington

15 Apr 2014
In the brutal war for cargo that is underway in today’s world of powerful shipping alliances, the last thing the Southern California ports want to do is subsidize competitors by helping them pay to deepen their ports, the president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said yesterday.
Snake River
06 Nov 2013
A federal judge has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in civil contempt of court for ignoring an order to stop waterborne picketing at grain barges.
Elliott Bay terminals, Port of Seattle. Photo: Don Wilson.
24 Oct 2013
Terminal operators at the Port of Seattle filed a request with the Federal Maritime Commission to form a discussion agreement that would allow the terminals to jointly discuss operations, facilities, services and other matters in an effort to increase efficiency at the port.
MSC Fabiola at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
16 Oct 2013
A U.S. district court in Oregon on Oct. 15 issued a preliminary injunction intended to prevent the International Longshore and Warehouse Union from picketing a barge company that shuttles grain on the Snake and Columbia rivers to the Marubeni-Columbia Grain elevator in Portland.
08 Oct 2013
Peter Rose, CEO of Expeditors International of Washington Inc. since 1988, will retire in March after 35 years with the company.
Ports of Tacoma and Seattle - Combined Throughput. Source: Ports of Seattle and Tacoma
23 Sep 2013
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s combined container volume in August was 296,289 20-foot-equivalent units, declining 5.5 percent from 313,602 TEUs in August 2012.
ILWU dockworkers at the Port of Portland, Ore.
29 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, in a determined effort to protect its jurisdiction — or carve out new jurisdiction — is escalating its picketing activities in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, Wash.
23 Aug 2013
The Port of Seattle reported container volume dropped 16.0 percent year-over-year in July to 134,864 20-foot-equivalent units...
21 Aug 2013
The Port of Tacoma reported container volume of 1.08 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first seven months of 2013, an increase of 24 percent year-over-year.
21 Aug 2013
BNSF Railway has allocated $125 million for maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in Washington this year.

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