Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!



The Port of Seattle faces another challenge

If a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
May 13, 2012

The fierce regional competition facing the Port of Seattle these days is daunting. But if a proposed sports stadium plan moves beyond the “Arena Advisory Panel,” and on to a referendum, things could become much worse.

As reported in this column recently, Tacoma and other PNW cargo gateways are waging an aggressive campaign for market share. Fortunately, for them, voters in their regions are not being wooed to approve the conversion of critical industrial property for a basketball and hockey coliseum

BNSF Railway, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and the Manufacturing Industrial Council have joined the Port of Seattle in resisting this idea, and beneficial cargo owners should step up, too.

Not only will such a scheme divert cargo from Seattle, it would also likely keep the port from moving ahead with its growth agenda, and would jeopardize that prize so valued by all in our industry…JOBS.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The “good news story” of the season appears to be generated by officials at The Port of Oakland, who report that it has taken additional steps in an ongoing effort to manage a surge of inbound container vessel calls.

The PMA, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, has finally asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the ILWU.

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November was up 3.5 percent compared to October, which was up 0.5 percent over September at 136.8 (2000=100), marking the highest SA on record.

UPS said that through this acquisition it will augment its healthcare expertise and network in Europe, specifically in the fast growing healthcare markets in Central and Eastern Europe.

Carloads were up 12.1 percent at 312,271, and intermodal at 280,337 containers and trailers saw a 4.5 percent annual gain.

Article Topics

Blogs · Ocean Freight · Ocean Cargo · Trade · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA