Port of Tacoma http://kplu.org en Planned Crude-by-Rail Terminal in Tacoma Scrapped http://kplu.org/post/planned-crude-rail-terminal-tacoma-scrapped <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A fuel terminal developer has unexpectedly scrapped a project at the Port of Tacoma. It was intended to receive crude oil by rail. The reasons for the </span>cancellation<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are murky.</span></p><p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 00:16:02 +0000 Tom Banse 9918 at http://kplu.org Planned Crude-by-Rail Terminal in Tacoma Scrapped Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Invest for Growth—But Will it Come? http://kplu.org/post/ports-seattle-and-tacoma-invest-growth-will-it-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Container volume is down more than 8 percent at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma in July, most likely a reflection of the weak economy. But</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the ports also face longer-term challenges.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Competition from Canadian ports is fierce. Then there’s the widening of the Panama Canal, set to be done in 2015, which some people say could divert ships away from the Pacific Northwest. And then there’s the Chinese economy to think about.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:21:16 +0000 Ashley Gross 9733 at http://kplu.org Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Invest for Growth—But Will it Come? Murray, Cantwell Want to Change Tax on Cargo Coming to U.S. Ports http://kplu.org/post/murray-cantwell-want-change-cargo-us-ports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s senators say they want to change the tax that applies to cargo coming into U.S. ports. They say the tax, as it stands right now, is pushing shipping companies to divert containers to Canada and Mexico.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:56:58 +0000 Ashley Gross 9642 at http://kplu.org Murray, Cantwell Want to Change Tax on Cargo Coming to U.S. Ports Snail Eradication Leads to Costly Settlement for Port of Tacoma http://kplu.org/post/snail-eradication-leads-costly-settlement-port-tacoma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An attempt to get rid of tiny pests has proven costly for the Port of Tacoma.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Port and two contractors <a href="http://www.portoftacoma.com/Page.aspx?cid=6418">have agreed to pay</a> a half-million dollar fine and spend more than $4 million to restore and enhance wetlands under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:38:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9547 at http://kplu.org Snail Eradication Leads to Costly Settlement for Port of Tacoma Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver ports aim to reduce air pollution http://kplu.org/post/seattle-tacoma-and-vancouver-ports-aim-reduce-air-pollution-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, B.C., are working together to dramatically reduce emissions. And they’re trying to do that without scaring away any cargo companies.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Most of the diesel air pollution at the ports comes from ocean-going ships, but also from tug boats, cranes, trucks and trains.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:19:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 9263 at http://kplu.org Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver ports aim to reduce air pollution Pierce County economy to grow faster this year http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-economy-grow-faster-year <p></p><p>A team of economists at the University of Puget Sound say strength in military spending and port traffic will help lift Pierce County’s economy this year.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7534 at http://kplu.org Pierce County economy to grow faster this year Tacoma takes cargo shipping business from Seattle http://kplu.org/post/tacoma-takes-cargo-shipping-business-seattle <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A new cargo ship called Monday at the Port of Tacoma.</p><p>The containership Dusseldorf Express was the first ship from the Grand Alliance of three shipping lines that once called at the Port of Seattle.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:02:00 +0000 The Associated Press 5483 at http://kplu.org Tacoma grabs port business from Seattle; sour grapes ensues http://kplu.org/post/tacoma-grabs-port-business-seattle-sour-grapes-ensues <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A Port of Seattle commissioner says the Port of Tacoma&#39;s winning away three shippers Thursday represents a &quot;race to the bottom&quot; that hurts the region.</p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:36:58 +0000 The Associated Press 4384 at http://kplu.org Tacoma grabs port business from Seattle; sour grapes ensues