container shipping http://kplu.org en Catholic Seafarers' Center Provides A Lifeline To Sailors During Their Hours In Seattle http://kplu.org/post/catholic-seafarers-center-provides-lifeline-sailors-during-their-hours-seattle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These days, Seattle’s </span>Belltown<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood is dominated by wine bars and night clubs. But on one block of First Avenue, there’s a living reminder of the city’s dependence on the waterfront. Outside a two-story corner building, a few doors down from a Starbucks, is a vertical sign that reads "Catholic Seamen’s Club." &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 13327 at http://kplu.org Catholic Seafarers' Center Provides A Lifeline To Sailors During Their Hours In Seattle 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?