The Port of Tacoma has launched an online open house to educate citizens and get their ideas and suggestions about the Strategic Plan the Port is currently working on.

The Port of Tacoma Commission unanimously approved and adopted the following proclamation recognizing Juneteenth at their meeting today:

With the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Manuel Ellis in Tacoma, it is important for the Port of Tacoma to reaffirm our values.

Posted May 29, 2020

The Port of Tacoma learned on May 28 that an employee of a tenant at the Fabulich Center tested positive for COVID-19. This employee was last in the office May 26. The individual was tested for COVID-19 on May 27 and received the results on May 28.

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.

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.

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.

The Port of Tacoma, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, Port of Seattle, Washington State Ferries, NOAA, and the Puget Sound Partnership co-convened a workshop of a broad range of experts and interests to identify ways to reduce underwater noise in effort to support recovery of the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales. Underwater noise can be harmful to Southern Resident orcas because it impedes their ability to use sonar to hunt prey and communicate. 

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