Another Record for LA

Another Record for LA

The Port of Los Angeles has established a new single-month cargo record for the fifth month in a row, the port announced Tuesday. Last month, the port handled 861,081 TEUs, a 4.2 percent jump from August 2018. It is the port’s busiest August in its 112-year history. Imports rose 4.1 percent when compared to August 2018 reaching 437,613 TEUs. Exports fell 10 percent to 146,284 TEUs, the tenth straight month of decreases. Empties jumped 13.8 percent to 277,183 TEUs. Eight months into 2019 and Los Angeles’ volumes are up 5.7 percent compared to the record year of 2018. “Our strong…
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Bellingham Manager Honored by Surrey, BC

Bellingham Manager Honored by Surrey, BC

The Port of Bellingham’s Economic Development Program Manager John Michener has been selected and confirmed as an honorary director on the Surrey, British Columbia, Board of Trade’s Board of Directors, the port announced earlier this month. It marks the first time an American citizen has served on the board in this role. The port has been a member of the board in an effort to foster relationships with its Canadian border since 2014. The Surrey Board of Trade, which represents an estimated 6,000 members, offers economic opportunity, workplace development and education, international trade, government advocacy, and business connections to businesses…
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Bellingham Thoroughfare Reopens

Bellingham Thoroughfare Reopens

For the first time in more than a century, the public can drive through Bellingham's downtown waterfront, the Port of Bellingham announced Tuesday. Newly open Laurel Street connects to Cornwall Avenue, while Granary Avenue links to Roeder Avenue just south of the Granary Building and connects residents to Waypoint Park, a new public park along the Whatcom Waterway. The access has been created, thanks to a port project that includes new public and franchise utilities, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, parking, landscaping and street lighting. The work also paves the way for a mixed-use development along the waterfront. The port expects…
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AML VP Takes Board Seat at Highline College

AML VP Takes Board Seat at Highline College

Jake Maenpa, vice president of Alaska Marine Lines, will now serve on the advisory board for the Global Trade and Supply Chain Management Program at the Highline College in Des Moines, Wash. He takes over for Lynden Transport retiree Mike Oliver, who served as a longtime board member. As one of the six companies donating to support the program, Lynden recently gave $5,000 toward the college's study abroad curriculum, which assists students in following the supply chain on local, national and international levels. Students will study global transportation and trade in China and other locations.
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Bellingham Receives Broadband Grant

Bellingham Receives Broadband Grant

By Karen Robes Meeks The Port of Bellingham recently received a $50,000 grant from the Community Economic Revitalization Board for a Rural Broadband Feasibility Study. The research will identify which areas in the county are underserved by broadband, explore how to bring that infrastructure to those communities and what is needed to enact a broadband system countywide. “In Whatcom County we have many rural communities who either do not have broadband access or have it but the speed is inadequate,” said Port Director of Economic Development Don Goldberg. Like water, roads, and electricity, broadband is of fundamental importance to social…
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