Tag Archives: Port of Tacoma

Are you ready for the oligarchy?

The thing that disturbs me the most about this methanol/LNG mess is not the methanol or LNG per se.   Rather it’s that these issues bring home the hard, cold fact that while we were sleeping, there’s been a coup. … Continue reading

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What can Port of Tacoma do to become more competitive with the Canadian ports?

To recap, Vancouver has a slight edge in certain factors like the cost of transiting terminals, they have more large super-post-Panamax cranes, they have slightly better rail delivery rates through state-subsidized Canadian National Rail, slightly better productivity, and they get … Continue reading

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Port Metro Vancouver or Port of Tacoma? Who’s got the edge?

According to a report prepared for Port Metro Vancouver (PMV), their Container Traffic Forecast (which again, I encourage everyone to read), they predict that West Coast container volumes will increase between 3.4% and 5.7% per year through 2030.  Based on … Continue reading

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Port of Tacoma – moving boldly into the future, or sliding into oblivion?

  I read a really good book recently, on the evolution of container shipping:  The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson.   It’s a great book.  Anyone interested in understanding … Continue reading

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Port of Tacoma – NYK Deal – Money Mostly Well Spent

Like I said in the last post, I don’t usually read the Tacoma News Tribune. It’s a scandal rag, owned by the McClatchy organization. Last week, I couldn’t help looking at their story on the Port of Tacoma – a … Continue reading

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