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.

Earlier this week, high winds snapped the lines of a Port of Tacoma tenant’s barge that was carrying a container crane. The barge and crane eventually drifted down the Ruston Way waterfront where it came into contact with Katie Downs Waterfront Tavern. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our tenant for their work to safely recover the barge and bring it back to the Port.

Every summer, as the snow recedes from Mount Rainier, tiny particles on the mountain (known as glacial flour) hitch a ride into the Puyallup-White River watershed and eventually end up in Commencement Bay.

The Port of Tacoma is one step closer to restoring and reestablishing Lower Wapato Creek into a vibrant tidal wetland and stream complex that will support salmon and other wildlife.

Thais Howard has rejoined the Port of Tacoma Aug. 3 to lead the engineering team for her second tenure at the helm.

The Port of Tacoma Commission identified 10 local economic development projects to invest in.

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