Washington

Washington

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.
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.
Second Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares - U.S. Pacific North West vs. Canada. Source: Individual Ports
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.
16 Aug 2013
Legislation being introduced by Washington state’s two U.S. senators to replace the Harbor Maintenance Tax with a new levy on U.S. containerized imports reflects a stark reality: Washington’s two container ports, Seattle and Tacoma, have for years been individually and collectively losing market share — mostly to Canadian west coast ports, where U.S.-bound containers aren’t assessed the HMT.
09 Aug 2013
The Port of Seattle Commission has approved $267.7 million for the State Route 99 Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program.
05 Aug 2013
The Port of Tacoma in Washington has hired Dustin Stoker to direct its new operations center.
An aerial view of the Port of Vancouver USA.
26 Jul 2013
The Port of Vancouver USA’s board of commissioners has unanimously approved a 10-year lease with the Tesoro-Savage Joint Venture for a crude oil handling facility at the port.