Port of Tacoma commissioners selected Dick Marzano as commission president for 2021. The Port of Tacoma commission president also serves as co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. Marzano, who was first elected to the commission in November 1995, succeeds John McCarthy as president.

To the casual observer, the Port of Tacoma’s Taylor Way Auto Facility looks like little more than a vast parking lot used to process imported vehicles on the Tacoma Tideflats. But, to those familiar with the site’s history and what happens under the asphalt every time it rains, the facility is an unassuming symbol of the Port’s and tenant Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions’ (WW Solutions) commitment to protecting the health of our waterways.

Happy New Year! Here are five things we’re hoping we can do again in 2021!

  • In-person commission meetings: Port of Tacoma Commission meetings are held the third Thursday of every month. Until we can meet in-person again, you can attend a virtual commission meeting. 

In a year filled with challenges, this holiday season will be unlike any other. Throughout the season and into the new year, we wish you peace, strength, health, and connection with family and friends.

The Port of Tacoma, in partnership with the City of Tacoma, is pleased to announce the installation of a new public art piece commemorating the Port of Tacoma’s centennial, 1918-2018, at Fireman’s Park in downtown Tacoma (801 A St.).

When fog blankets Puget Sound, it sounds like a concert on and near the water. Sirens sing from piers, bells chime on rocking buoys and horns bellow from ships and bridges. The more traffic, the louder the band. And, like any concert, whether this sounds like beautiful music or just a bunch of noise depends on who’s listening. 

The Port of Tacoma is offering a new virtual tour to the public amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to the virtual tour will be able to go on a journey exploring 22 sites within the Port’s facility on the Tacoma Tideflats, including Port-owned properties, habitat restoration areas, and several businesses located in the area.  

The Port of Tacoma (Port), Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB), Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber (Chamber), and the Washington State Office of Attorney General (Attorney General) have agreed to settle a lawsuit related to the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA). 

The Port of Tacoma has earned an Award of Excellence from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for our educational outreach and environmental awareness campaign.

The Port of Tacoma welcomes Carol Bua as its new director of communications. In this role, Bua will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the Port’s communications department, overseeing the development and execution of a comprehensive program that encompasses public relations, social media and media relations.