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Port of Tacoma pauses operations due to nearby fire, air quality concerns
The Port of Tacoma has announced: “With air quality returning to healthy levels, service at all terminals in Tacoma are expected to be up and running by 1 p.m.” Excerpts from a KING 5 article titled ‘Stay indoors: Air quality warning issued as Tacoma scrap fire burns’: An overnight fire at Simon Metals scrap yard in Tacoma weakened the surround air quality Monday morning, forcing the Port of Tacoma to put operations on hold. The fire began around 2 a.m. and by 10 a.m. air quality around downtown Tacoma fluctuated between moderate and unhealthy for sensitive groups.
ZIM to add a second Asia-Pacific North West service
ZIM has announced that starting April 2017 (subject to FMC approval) an additional Asia-PNW service will join the ZIM’s Asia - Pacific North West service, which was previously announced. The new service will be named Zim Pacific North (ZPN). The new ZPN rotation: Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Shanghai - Pusan – Tacoma - Vancouver – Pusan – Kwangyang – Kaohsiung - Hong Kong The new service is widening ZIM’s ports scope on the PNW trade, offering smooth gateways to US and Canada inland destinations and direct calls in Kaohsiung, KwangYang & Tacoma; ZPN is planned to call Shanghai Waigaoqiao terminal, and will offer fast transit time and additional advantages for customers, as part of ZIM’s ongoing focus on better products and customer service. ZPN service is joining the Asia – Pacific North West service that was announced last month, fully operated by ZIM vessels, with the following rotation: Port Kelang - Cai Mep - Da Chan Bay – Yantian – Xiamen - Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo - Da Chan Bay - Port Kelang
The Northwest Seaport Alliance welcomes largest single-deck log ship
The Olive Bay, reputed to be the world’s largest single-deck bulk/log carrier, arrived Thursday at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s West Hylebos log terminal in Tacoma. The terminal, operated by Seattle-based Merrill & Ring Forest Products, welcomed Pacific Basin Shipping’s Olive Bay, the largest ship in the Chinese log business to call the West Coast. Built in 2015 specifically to carry logs, the ship is 650 feet long (190 meters) and 105 feet wide (32 meters). It can hold up to 8 million board-feet of logs, which is significantly more than the 5 million-board-foot capacity of most log ships to call here. The Olive Bay will stop in Port Angeles before it heads to China. https://www.ajot.com/news/the-northwest-seaport-alliance-welcomes-largest-single-deck-log-shipNews schreiben