The Port of Tacoma has received three communications awards from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), including an Award of Excellence for its communication campaign in support of the Port’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, as part of the AAPA’s 2021 Communications Awards competition.
SEATTLE + TACOMA — The Northwest Seaport Alliance, Port of Tacoma, Port of Seattle, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority were honored with an American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Lighthouse Award for environmental improvement and comprehensive environmental management. The award was given during the AAPA’s Annual Convention opening ceremony.
SEATTLE + TACOMA – The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) joins together with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) signing the ‘Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization’ that urges world leaders to first, make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Pierce County, the Port of Tacoma commission will return to holding its regular monthly meetings remotely starting in September. The Port commission’s next meeting is on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.
The Port of Tacoma has canceled its annual public boat tours event, originally scheduled for Aug. 28, out of concerns for public safety due to the steep rise in cases and hospitalizations associated with the Delta variant in Pierce County.

“A lot of families with young children attend the boat tours and out of concern for everyone’s health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event,” said Dick Marzano, Port of Tacoma commission president. “The Port’s boat tours are very popular and an important way for us to connect with the community, we look forward to holding the event again next year.”

For over four decades, the Port’s boat tours have provided an opportunity for the public to take a behind the scenes tour of Port facilities while learning about maritime trade and how the Port contributes to the economic vitality of the region. This year’s tours were scheduled to take place in conjunction with the Foss Waterway Seaport Maritime Weekend, which was also canceled this year due to concerns over the Delta variant.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public meetings transitioned to a fully virtual format to comply with Washington State Public Health Department directives. Following the lifting of broad COVID-19 restrictions and capacity restrictions by Governor Inslee on June 30, the Port of Tacoma Commission will return to in-person meetings, starting with a study session on July 13, followed by a regular meeting on July 15.
In 2021, the Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), committed to an ambitious, comprehensive strategy to address the urgency of the climate change crisis and phase out seaport-related air emissions.
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The Washington State Legislature completed its work over the weekend, wrapping up a 105-day session. We are grateful that a number of our priorities were addressed by lawmakers.
Silverback Marine’s new manufacturing space is at the Port’s Earley Business Center, a 50-acre maritime industrial park.
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