February 15, 2024
The green energy transition is beginning in the vehicle fleet at the Port of Tacoma, with the arrival of charging stations and four new electric SUVs. In January, employees in the Port’s maintenance department began putting four Ford Mustang Mach-Es into service, adding Port logos to their doors. Soon, they’ll be used by Port employees traveling for business across the Tacoma Tideflats and beyond.
February 5, 2024
Port of Tacoma Commissioners on February 1 approved a proclamation honoring Black History Month. They also authorized contract legal funding for cost recovery litigation under the Model Toxics Control Act against Burlington Environmental, LLC. Commissioners also heard a progress report on the Port’s 2023 Strategic Plan action items.
February 1, 2024
In honor of Black History Month, hear from four members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) as they reflect on the struggles and successes within the union to build a more inclusive culture on the working waterfront. The careers of Rodney Rhymes, Mike Chambers, Wilt Watkins and Zeek Green span several decades at the Port of Tacoma, from the 1980s to the present.

ILWU members move marine cargo at facilities managed by The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the operating partnership between the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle.
January 25, 2024
Trees provide a variety of environmental benefits like cleaner air and water, cooling shade, and reduced noise pollution. Just looking at trees has been shown to reduce stress. There is also a correlation between community trees and social connections. In other words, trees bring people together. Last weekend, trees brought community members together here at the Port!
January 18, 2024
Port of Tacoma Commissioners Kristin Ang and Deanna Keller on January 17 took the ceremonial oath of office after Pierce County voters re-elected them in November. Commissioners approved assignments for Commission Boards and Work Groups and heard a briefing from U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Robert Simcox about his time spent at the Port as part of the USCG Marine Environmental Protection Industry Training program.
January 11, 2024
For Vanessa Walker, it was a big moment.

Walker became interested in welding by watching videos, and on an early December visit to the Port of Tacoma’s maintenance building got a chance to try it for the first time.

“That was pretty cool. I can definitely see myself doing this as a career,” Walker said.

Walker attends Willie Stewart Academy and joined a group of high school students on their second tour of the Port, which focused on the variety of jobs in the maintenance department.

Port of Tacoma maintenance staff showed the students how to weld and talked about career opportunities at the Port and in the maritime and industrial trades.
December 28, 2023
Take a boat ride with Tony Warfield and you’ll glimpse the future. Warfield is a Senior Project Manager in the Port of Tacoma’s environmental department. On a trip into the Blair Waterway, home to three international container terminals on property managed by The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), Warfield explained that across the industry, ships are being built bigger.
December 28, 2023
Port of Tacoma Commissioners on December 19 approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Port Workers Group and a service contract for workforce training and internship pathways. Commissioners also approved the slate of commission officers for 2024, some international travel, and the purchase of a property on Ross Way.
December 24, 2023
Tis the season for red and green…salmon? Chum salmon return to the watershed to spawn just in time for the holidays. They arrive wearing the equivalent of a human’s Christmas sweater (red calico stripes on a green body) to signal their readiness to party! Er, propagate...