Port of Tacoma Commissioners on December 19 approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Port Workers Group and a service contract for workforce training and internship pathways. Commissioners also approved the slate of commission officers for 2024, some international travel, and the purchase of a property on Ross Way.
Take a boat ride with Tony Warfield and you’ll glimpse the future. Warfield is a Senior Project Manager in the Port of Tacoma’s environmental department. On a trip into the Blair Waterway, home to three international container terminals on property managed by The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), Warfield explained that across the industry, ships are being built bigger.
At their December 19 meeting, Port of Tacoma Commissioners designated commission officer positions for the upcoming year, with Kristin Ang serving as commission president and John McCarthy as vice president for 2024. The commission president also serves as co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance.
SEATTLE, WA — December 12, 2023 — The Port of Tacoma (POT) and the Port of Seattle (POS) joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in ceremonies marking design agreements for the Seattle Navigation Improvement Project and the Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement Project.
On a clear and cold November night, a team of Port of Tacoma employees volunteered to place cages of mussels in Commencement Bay precisely at zero tide, which arrived around 10. The mussels were deployed to check for contaminants. But at two of the three Port sites, volunteers ran into challenges...
Port of Tacoma Commissioners on November 21 approved entering into a design agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Blair Waterway to accommodate larger ships.
Don Kelley, who previously worked for 21 years at the Port of Tacoma, has returned as Director of Accounting and Port Auditor. He will manage the overall accounting functions for the Port and The Northwest Seaport Alliance. 
The Port of Tacoma Commission on November 2 held a study session to review the 2024 budget. A public hearing and adoption of the budget, including the property tax levy, is scheduled for November 21. Commissioners also heard briefings from the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board and from Port environmental staff regarding long term monitoring at the Lower Wapato Creek Habitat site.
Planning for a future waterfront landmark took a step forward with the Port of Tacoma Commission’s recent approval of an amendment to an interlocal agreement between the Port and Tacoma Public Schools for work associated with developing a new Maritime Center campus.
The Port of Tacoma Commission on October 24 approved a project authorization of $2.97 million for work associated with the Port Maritime Center to bring the project to 30 percent design by March 2024. The proposed location of the Port Maritime Center campus project is on Port-owned property along the Foss Waterway and will include Tacoma Public Schools’ new Maritime|253 skills center.
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