Port of Tacoma Commissioners John McCarthy and Kristin Ang joined Port of Tacoma staff July 7 as they raised the Pride flag over the Port Administration Building. This was in conjunction with the City of Tacoma and other partners in Pierce County celebrating Pride Month in July.

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.

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.

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.

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