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  • 7 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Pierce County citizens and Port of Tacoma business partners and customers are encouraged to take part in an online survey by Sept. 16 to provide input toward the Port’s strategic planning and brand identity. The Port, a key catalyst for the local and state economy, is developing a strategic plan to guide the organization in […]

  • 7 September 2011

    Pierce County citizens and Port of Tacoma business partners and customers are encouraged to take part in an online survey by Sept. 16 to provide input toward the Port’s strategic planning and brand identity. The Port, a key catalyst for the local and state economy, is developing a strategic plan to guide the organization in […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of […]

  • 15 September 2010

    The Port of Olympia is in the running to become a manufacturing site for massive pontoons, giant concrete structures that will help support the new state Route 520 floating bridge on Lake Washington, which is expected to open in 2014. The Port of Olympia, Port of Tacoma and a Port of Tacoma tenant called Concrete […]

  • 8 December 2014

    This magnificent view was captured on board the container ship Dresden Express, sailing under the flag of Bermuda. The photo was taken on the Thanksgiving day, during her morning arrival at the Port of Tacoma, located in Washington. The ship, 294-meter long with a breadth size of 32 meters, was built in 1991 and has […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Business & Finance

      The Port of Tacoma announces that its customer, Washington United Terminals, was selected by the NATC Group, which represents the Grand Alliance, to bring additional container lines and the associated jobs to a community. It is expected that the new business will begin this July. More information will be unveiled as Washington United Terminals […]

  • 26 July 2007

    The Port of Tacoma today announced plans to build a US$300 million, 168-acre container terminal on the industrial east side of Tacoma’s Blair Waterway. The terminal will be leased to a container terminal operator, Yusen Terminal Tacoma Inc (YTTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line. The plan was approved by NYK Line at its […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    The first ship associated with the new Grand Alliance service, docked on July 2 at the Port of Tacoma’s Washington United Terminals. This ship call is the first of three new calls each week at Washington United Terminals as result of the new Grand Alliance business announced in March. Port, terminal and shipping line officials […]

  • 10 December 2014

    This amazing photo presents you with one of Crowley’s tugs, named Chief, while working on the Sitcum Waterway. The photo was captured at the Port of Tacoma on December 4th. Crowley tugs are renowned word-wide for having been included in major towing operations across the globe. Crowley owns and operates one of the most advanced […]

  • 2 November 2011

    Officials from Hyundai Merchant Marine, Port of Tacoma, Washington United Terminals (WUT) and several guests Tuesday celebrated the completion of a $32 million extension of the WUT wharf on the Blair Waterway. Speeches and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marked the official opening of the new wharf. The construction project added 600 feet to the terminal’s existing […]

  • 2 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Officials from Hyundai Merchant Marine, Port of Tacoma, Washington United Terminals (WUT) and several guests Tuesday celebrated the completion of a $32 million extension of the WUT wharf on the Blair Waterway. Speeches and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marked the official opening of the new wharf. The construction project added 600 feet to the terminal’s existing […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Officials with the Port of Tacoma and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will hold a public informational meeting on January 17 to outline the feasibility study and environmental assessment for potential improvements to the Blair Waterway. According to an official announcement, such improvements could include deepening and widening to increase big-ship access […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply five Kalmar Classic straddle carriers to the Port of Tacoma, Washington, USA. The order was signed in August 2013 and the units are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2014. The Port of Tacoma has become one of the largest container ports in North […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Container volumes through the Port of Tacoma surged in September, posting a 20 percent gain over the same month last year. Tacoma handled 225,890 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) last month, making it the port’s busiest month since September 2005 when the Port handled 216,430 TEUs. The port believes that September’s strong volumes are a signal […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Container volumes through The Northwest Seaport Alliance, jointly launched by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma on August 4, marked a growth of nearly 8 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2014, the ports said in their monthly stats. Through the first seven months of the year, the NWSA has handled nearly 2.1 million […]

  • 23 November 2011

    One of the Tacoma Port main containership terminals requires dredging since sediments limited its use making it difficult to berth ships at the terminal. The Port officials plan to spend $1.5 million to deepen water adjacent. Conducted test proved that sediments have significantly reduced the depth along Piers 3 and 4. According to the port’s […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Tacoma continues to face productivity issues as informed on Wednesday, November 5 by the port officials. The container port, located  in Tacoma, Washington, handles between about 9 and 13 million tons of cargo on annual basis. The slowdown in productivity has been attributed to the ongoing labour talks between the long-shore workers and […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for a critical provision that would reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and significantly benefit the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. As so-called “donor ports,” the ports of Seattle and Tacoma currently receive pennies for each dollar credited to the fund through Harbor Maintenance Tax collections. As a […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Marine cargo operations at the U.S. ports of Seattle and Tacoma supported more than 48,000 jobs in 2013, which generated nearly USD 4.3 billion in economic activity, according to a study commissioned jointly by the two ports. This marine cargo activity produced more than USD 378 million in local and state taxes to support education, police, fire […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US ports of Tacoma and Seattle have issued a draft of the final agreement to form a Northwest Seaport Alliance and unify the two ports’ marine cargo terminal investments, operations, planning and marketing.  The agreement outlines the Alliance’s governance charter, management and financial structures, a transition plan and a business development strategy. While the ports […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Container volumes through The Northwest Seaport Alliance, jointly launched by the ports of Seattle and Tacoma on August 4, marked a growth of nearly 8 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2014, the ports said in their monthly stats. Through the first seven months of the year, the NWSA has handled nearly 2.1 million […]

  • 27 May 2011

    The Port of Tacoma and a Japanese shipping line have reached agreement on the costs involved with the port’s canceled plan to build a massiv… BY JOHN GILLIE (thenewstribune) [mappress] Source: thenewstribune, May 27, 2011;