December 28, 2023
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.
December 28, 2023
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.
December 24, 2023
Tis the season for red and green…salmon? Chum salmon return to the watershed to spawn just in time for the holidays. They arrive wearing the equivalent of a human’s Christmas sweater (red calico stripes on a green body) to signal their readiness to party! Er, propagate...
December 19, 2023
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.
December 12, 2023
Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle Sign Design Agreements with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Waterway Navigation Improvement Projects
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.
December 6, 2023
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...
November 30, 2023
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.
November 22, 2023
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.
November 17, 2023
When I first started working at the Port, there was a series of *alleged* otter sightings in the Sitcum Waterway. Coworkers would come to my desk, excitedly pulling me to the window to see. Every time I went to go look– nothing. No otters. Not even a bubble. I started to suspect that these “otter sightings” were an elaborate conspiracy...