Next time customers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska drive home in a new Volvo, that vehicle most likely arrived through the Port of Tacoma and processed at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions’ (WW Solutions) Taylor Way Auto Facility.

Even as the global COVID-19 pandemic redefines “normal”, the Puget Sound gateway supply chain finds ways to continue business as usual.

It’s hardly easy.

It’s been said, “When you do good, you feel good.”

If that’s true, then Joe Barrentine, Anita Fichthorn, Deanna Seaman and Rod Koon should be feeling really good these days.

An open letter to the people of Alaska:

In times of crisis, we reflect on our past to guide our path forward. Puget Sound and Alaska share a long history of strong partnership throughout the ebbs and flows: We’ve made it through the 1896 Alaska Gold Rush, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, the 1976 Trans-Alaska Pipeline and much more.

Today, our two regions are working together to face our biggest challenge ever — the global coronavirus pandemic.

Posted April 2, 2020

In this time of economic uncertainty, the well-being of our workforce and supply chain partners is of great concern for the Port of Tacoma and The Northwest Seaport Alliance. Our government affairs team is actively advocating for enhanced financial support for supply chain partners — both employers and employees — with federal, state and local officials. Learn more about economic assistance resources.

Posted March 23, 2020

On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee announced enhanced strategies to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak. These include a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to further enhance social distancing. All non-essential businesses must close within 48 hours unless employees can work from home.

Last year, shortly after becoming the Port of Tacoma’s executive director, Eric Johnson marched into the offices of Port tenant Art Morrison Enterprises. He was a man on a mission.

As we celebrate Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rat on Jan. 25, be on the lookout for our Monkeyshines. In our fourth year, we’re hiding these unique pieces of art all over Pierce County.

Port of Tacoma commissioners selected John McCarthy as commission president and co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance for 2020.

Mark Miller has joined the Port of Tacoma to lead the information technology team.

A public meeting is scheduled for Jan. 15 about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Tacoma Harbor Navigation Improvement Project draft feasibility report and draft environmental assessment (EA). Sessions begin at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Moore Branch of the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma, Washington.

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