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.

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.

Happy holidays! After a busy year connecting customers, cargo and community, the Port of Tacoma Commission and staff send you best wishes for a joyful and prosperous 2020.

For 12 days in October, a 34-foot aluminum boat motored back and forth across Commencement Bay at about 8 knots.

Ron Magden was a longtime friend of the Tacoma longshore, the Port of Tacoma and the working wate


Port of Tacoma employees spent a day with more than 2,000 high school students to give them insights into the wide range of job opportunities the port industry offers. Port staff set up a variety of hands-on experiences for students at the annual Pierce County Career Day, held Nov. 17 at the Washington State Fair Showplex in Puyallup. 

Employees of the Port of Tacoma collected more than 3,500 diapers, 9,400 sheets of baby wipes and $367 in cash during our two-week diaper drive.