From the monthly archives:

January 2011

Port of Tacoma biggest loser among nation’s major ports

by Tim Flanagan on January 31, 2011

John Gillie has this item in the Tacoma News Tribune’s Biz Buzz blog: The Port of Tacoma was the biggest loser among the nation’s major ports in containerized cargo from mid-2008 to mid-2010, health a new government study says. The port’s volume of foreign containerized trade fell 36.3 percent in that two-year period, ailment said […]

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Cypress Island restoration

by Tim Flanagan on January 31, 2011

Liam Moriarty has this story at KPLU: [This abandoned boat sank in the Duwamish River in Tukwila about two months ago. DNR says the city is going through the required process of trying to notify the boat’s owner. If the owner doesn’t deal with the boat by mid-February, nurse the city will take over. Liam […]

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Liam Moriarty has this story at KPLU: [This abandoned boat sank in the Duwamish River in Tukwila about two months ago. DNR says the city is going through the required process of trying to notify the boat’s owner. If the owner doesn’t deal with the boat by mid-February, nurse the city will take over. Liam […]

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That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats

by Tim Flanagan on January 31, 2011

Liam Moriarty has this story at KPLU: [This abandoned boat sank in the Duwamish River in Tukwila about two months ago. DNR says the city is going through the required process of trying to notify the boat’s owner. If the owner doesn’t deal with the boat by mid-February, nurse the city will take over. Liam […]

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John Stark has the story in the Bellingham Herald: BELLINGHAM – Port of Bellingham staffers are taking steps to prevent another mass nesting of Caspian terns on the port’s waterfront property this spring. An estimated 3, dosage 000 of the black-capped sea birds staked a claim to a large portion of the old Georgia-Pacific Corp. […]

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Northwest Salmon Derby Series starts at Roche Harbor

by Tim Flanagan on January 30, 2011

Mark Yuasa has the story in the Seattle Times: The kickoff for the Northwest Salmon Derby Series, adiposity the biggest series in the United States, this site begins Thursday with the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic in the San Juan Islands. "I’m very excited about the Roche Derby, psychiatrist and so far this month there has […]

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[USCG photo] SEATTLE – Coast Guard Station Seattle invited media aboard the new, therapy multi-mission, mind 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), Friday. How could I say no? [USCG photo] Especially when we were given the chance to witness some serious high-performance boat handling, up close and personal? Let’s face it; I’m a hopeless Coast Guard fan-boy. […]

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Ballard High students conduct oil spill drill

by Tim Flanagan on January 28, 2011

John Gillie has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: While the Port of Tacoma’s most important business, order containerized cargoes, was down again in 2010, new figures show the port cargoes increased in three other important categories. New figures show that auto imports and exports rebounded last year, increasing by 3.1 percent to 120,996 […]

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New agency would focus on Puget Sound restoration

by Tim Flanagan on January 28, 2011

John Gillie has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: While the Port of Tacoma’s most important business, order containerized cargoes, was down again in 2010, new figures show the port cargoes increased in three other important categories. New figures show that auto imports and exports rebounded last year, increasing by 3.1 percent to 120,996 […]

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Ten things to see at the boat show before it’s too late

by Tim Flanagan on January 28, 2011

John Gillie has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: While the Port of Tacoma’s most important business, order containerized cargoes, was down again in 2010, new figures show the port cargoes increased in three other important categories. New figures show that auto imports and exports rebounded last year, increasing by 3.1 percent to 120,996 […]

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Logs, gypsum and auto cargoes up at Port of Tacoma

by Tim Flanagan on January 27, 2011

John Gillie has the story in the Tacoma News Tribune: While the Port of Tacoma’s most important business, order containerized cargoes, was down again in 2010, new figures show the port cargoes increased in three other important categories. New figures show that auto imports and exports rebounded last year, increasing by 3.1 percent to 120,996 […]

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Craig Welch has the story in the Seattle Times: He may not know his kings from his silvers or a humpy from a chum, syphilis but President Obama’s mention Tuesday night of the Northwest’s signature fish seems to have resonated with the public — though probably not as he’d hoped. While many laughed at the […]

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Craig Welch has the story in the Seattle Times: He may not know his kings from his silvers or a humpy from a chum, syphilis but President Obama’s mention Tuesday night of the Northwest’s signature fish seems to have resonated with the public — though probably not as he’d hoped. While many laughed at the […]

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Craig Welch has the story in the Seattle Times: He may not know his kings from his silvers or a humpy from a chum, syphilis but President Obama’s mention Tuesday night of the Northwest’s signature fish seems to have resonated with the public — though probably not as he’d hoped. While many laughed at the […]

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Puget Soundkeeper Alliance not invited to show

by Tim Flanagan on January 26, 2011

Captain Richard rodriguez has this story at BitterEnd. Clicking through to view the MarineTraffic.com page for Horizon Consumer shows the vessel has been towed to Tacoma: This 721′ container vessel is currently (21:40 Tuesday) adrift in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Response Tug Lindsey Foss is underway from Bellingham to assist. Her ETA […]

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Captain Richard rodriguez has this story at BitterEnd. Clicking through to view the MarineTraffic.com page for Horizon Consumer shows the vessel has been towed to Tacoma: This 721′ container vessel is currently (21:40 Tuesday) adrift in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Response Tug Lindsey Foss is underway from Bellingham to assist. Her ETA […]

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Captain Richard rodriguez has this story at BitterEnd. Clicking through to view the MarineTraffic.com page for Horizon Consumer shows the vessel has been towed to Tacoma: This 721′ container vessel is currently (21:40 Tuesday) adrift in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Response Tug Lindsey Foss is underway from Bellingham to assist. Her ETA […]

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Officials monitoring listing log ship in Tacoma

by Tim Flanagan on January 26, 2011

Proximity to Asian markets cited as major reason for port’s growth It isn’t “Puget Sound” maritime news. No, psychiatrist but it’s a direct threat to Puget Sound ports such as Tacoma and Seattle. Puget Sound Maritime believes it’s time for the two ports to consolidate, in order to improve efficiency and increase competitiveness. Brian Morton […]

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Prince Rupert port bustling with Asian business

by Tim Flanagan on January 25, 2011

Proximity to Asian markets cited as major reason for port’s growth It isn’t “Puget Sound” maritime news. No, psychiatrist but it’s a direct threat to Puget Sound ports such as Tacoma and Seattle. Puget Sound Maritime believes it’s time for the two ports to consolidate, in order to improve efficiency and increase competitiveness. Brian Morton […]

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Waggoner guide changes hands as founder retires

by Tim Flanagan on January 25, 2011

This editorial appears in the Kitsap Sun: BREMERTON — Chalk another one up for the Port of Bremerton, salve and the community as a whole. Soon after settling a cooperative agreement with the city of Port Orchard that should retain Safe Boats International as a tenant and open the potential for 300 new jobs there, […]

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