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  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Tacoma’s updated shoreline master program. Tacoma’s program will guide future development along approximately 46 miles of shoreline including Commencement Bay, the Tacoma Narrows and portions of the Puyallup River, Hylebos Creek and Wapato Lake. Sally Toteff, director of Ecology’s southwest region, said: “Through Tacoma’s updated master program […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement Project draft feasibility report and draft environmental assessment (EA) will take place on January 15. Sessions begin at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Moore Branch of the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma, Washington, said USACE. The meeting will focus on […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Officials with the Port of Tacoma and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, will hold a public informational meeting on January 17 to outline the feasibility study and environmental assessment for potential improvements to the Blair Waterway. According to an official announcement, such improvements could include deepening and widening to increase big-ship access […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has issued notice of plans to prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for the Tacoma Harbor, Washington, Navigation Improvement Project. The Corps will analyze alternatives for navigation improvements to the Blair Waterway of Tacoma Harbor, including potential deepening and widening of […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The public is invited to an upcoming open house to learn more about a recently completed draft study for the Occidental Chemical cleanup site in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, Washington State Department of Ecology just announced. The study lays out potential cleanup options and methods. The site was contaminated from decades of chemical manufacturing, ship building and […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The last pile has been put in place at Tacoma’s Husky Terminal Pier 4, according to the Northwest Seaport Alliance. Since awarding the contract to Manson Construction Company and launching the first phase of the project in May 2016, the construction is now more than halfway complete. “The last of the 1,245 piles on Pier 4 was […]

  • 7 September 2011

    Pierce County citizens and Port of Tacoma business partners and customers are encouraged to take part in an online survey by Sept. 16 to provide input toward the Port’s strategic planning and brand identity. The Port, a key catalyst for the local and state economy, is developing a strategic plan to guide the organization in […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance Managing Members Tuesday approved a $52 million that will be invested in Seattle and Tacoma terminal improvements. The investments include purchase of four more container cranes to join four others already on order for Husky Terminal in the South Harbor. The Alliance also approved an additional $2.9 million in improvements at Terminal […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Additional time was just added to the public comment period for the former Occidental Chemical cleanup site on Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, Washington State Department of Ecology said in its latest release.  “With an additional 60 days, people now have until June 26 to review and comment on potential cleanup options proposed for the contaminated site,” the […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) Managing Members today unanimously approved an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District to begin a feasibility study for the South Harbor deepening project. The commissioners of Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle approved $1.5 million for the study as a first step toward deepening the navigation channels in Tacoma that serve […]

  • 2 November 2011

    Officials from Hyundai Merchant Marine, Port of Tacoma, Washington United Terminals (WUT) and several guests Tuesday celebrated the completion of a $32 million extension of the WUT wharf on the Blair Waterway. Speeches and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting marked the official opening of the new wharf. The construction project added 600 feet to the terminal’s existing […]

  • 19 July 2011

    The Port of Tacoma urgently needs to attract new business lest its finances turn from profits to losses by 2014. That’s the message the Port… BY JOHN GILLIE (thenewstribune) [mappress] Source: thenewstribune, July 19, 2011;

  • 23 November 2011

    One of the Tacoma Port main containership terminals requires dredging since sediments limited its use making it difficult to berth ships at the terminal. The Port officials plan to spend $1.5 million to deepen water adjacent. Conducted test proved that sediments have significantly reduced the depth along Piers 3 and 4. According to the port’s […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for a critical provision that would reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and significantly benefit the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. As so-called “donor ports,” the ports of Seattle and Tacoma currently receive pennies for each dollar credited to the fund through Harbor Maintenance Tax collections. As a […]

  • 27 May 2011

    The Port of Tacoma and a Japanese shipping line have reached agreement on the costs involved with the port’s canceled plan to build a massiv… BY JOHN GILLIE (thenewstribune) [mappress] Source: thenewstribune, May 27, 2011;

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA). The legislation authorizes federal programs for navigation, dredging, flood control and other in-water projects. The bill included two important provisions for the Port of Tacoma: – The permanent authorization of Section 214, which is an important tool used to ensure […]

  • 18 November 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded dredging contract to American Concstruction Company of Tacoma for the annual dredging of Grays …   By David Haviland (kbkw) [mappress] Source: kbkw, November 18, 2011;

  • 13 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project is eligible for congressional authorization following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite signing the Chief of Engineers Report June 7. The project proposal includes deepening the East and West Waterways to 57 feet below mean lower low water and if it receives authorization […]

  • 18 October 2012

    Residents of north Tacoma and Ruston can now do a simple online search to find out if their yards were part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund cleanup of Asarco smelter contaminated yards. Over the past year, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) worked with EPA to build the Areawide Remediation Environmental Information […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    American Construction Co., Inc., from Tacoma, Washington, has won a $6.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for Ice Harbor and Lower Granite navigation channel maintenance, announced defense.gov. This project will be performed in Clarkston, Washington, with an estimated completion date of March 28, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with two offers received. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 8 March 2012

    For the fifth consecutive year APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles was named winner of both the Category A Southern California Area Container Terminal Safety Award, and the Coast Award for the safest terminal on the Pacific Coast by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The awards were announced at the PMA’s 63rd Annual West Coast […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Orion Marine Group, Inc., a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, announced a contract award of approximately $15 million. Orion Marine Group was recently awarded a contract to partially demolish and reconstruct a wharf, along with installing new crane rails for the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington. Onsite construction will begin […]

  • 30 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (December 24 – 30, 2018).   Comments Sought on Tacoma Harbor Deepening Project The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has issued notice of plans to prepare, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, an environmental assessment (EA) for […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Northwest Seaport Alliance and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed a feasibility cost-sharing agreement to initiate a feasibility study of navigation improvements to the Blair and Sitcum waterways at the Port of Tacoma. The study will evaluate navigation improvement alternatives, including deepening. This is a first step to deepen the federal channels […]

  • 20 September 2012

    On September 18, the Port of Skagit has celebrated the start of the Swinomish Channel dredging project. American Construction Co. of Tacoma has won this $1.88 million contract from the Army Corps of Engineers. The dredging project will continue for approximately five months, and the channel will not be closed during that time. The shallowest […]