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NEWS BULLETIN
Friday, January 30, 2015

Port of Olympia responds to
hydrogen peroxide spill at terminal

Port of Everett sets public hearing
for harbor improvement scheme changes

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Oks charter
of new liquefied natural gas ship

Sea-Tac Airport breaks record
for passenger count during 2014

American Trucking Associations
announces series of promotions

Port of Olympia responds to
hydrogen peroxide spill at terminal

OLYMPIA — The Port of Olympia reports a hydrogen peroxide spill on Jan. 28, at the port’s marine terminal did not cause any injuries and did not release any hydrogen peroxide into Budd Inlet. The white clouds visible on the terminal were non-toxic water vapor. Olympia Fire Department (OFD) managed the initial incident response for the city. This included the evacuation of nearby properties as a precaution to ensure public safety until the nature of the spill was known. The port assumed full control of the response at approximately 3:30 p.m., when it was confirmed that the spill was confined to the marine terminal and that it did not carry risks to public safety. Port contractor NRC Environmental was on site by 3:30 p.m. for spill response and cleanup. NRC is currently working to remove the chemical from the stormwater treatment facility and assess any future cleanup requirements. No major damage has been found at this time.

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Sea-Tac Airport breaks record
for passenger count during 2014

SEATTLE — For the fourth straight year a record number of passengers, nearly 37.5 million, traveled through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2014, according to statistics released by the Port of Seattle. Growth exceeded previous projections by rising 7.7 percent over 2013, making Sea-Tac the fastest growing large hub airport in the U.S. The total 2014 passenger figure of 37,497,941 beat the previous record set in 2013 of 34,826,741 – an increase of more than 2.6 million passengers. The total means Sea-Tac now sees an average of more than 100,000 travelers per day – nearly the size of the city of Everett. Domestic traffic growth was the primary driver rising 7.8 percent, while international traffic grew 6.8 percent compared to 2013. International passengers increased by 243,183 to 3,822,548. Twenty-seven new services were added at Sea-Tac in 2014 including five new (previously unserved) nonstop destinations (New Orleans, Tampa, Hong Kong, Jackson Hole, and Cancun). In addition, air cargo numbers also jumped for the third straight year in 2014 by 9.1 percent, including a 21.5 percent jump in international airfreight. The 2014 total of 319,358 metric tons is the largest total at Sea-Tac since 2006, while international air freight reached its highest mark ever at 107,607.

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Port of Everett sets public hearing
for harbor improvement scheme changes

EVERETT — The Port of Everett has scheduled a public hearing for amendment of the port's Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements to incorporate the Waterfront Place Central Development. The hearing will be held at the Port Commission Meeting on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1205 Craftsman Way, 2nd Floor, Blue Heron Meeting Room, Everett, at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the port commission opens the public hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to take public testimony on the proposed amendment to reflect the Waterfront Place Central conceptual site plan and associated improvements, as approved by the Everett City Council on January 21, 2015.

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American Trucking Associations
announces series of promotions

ARLINGTON, VA — The American Trucking Associations has announced it has promoted four to new positions, including a new senior vice president of legislative affairs and vice president of highway policy. Effective immediately, ATA promoted Chris Spear from vice president of legislative affairs to senior vice president of legislative affairs, Darrin Roth from director of highway operations to vice president of highway policy, Mike Doran from membership sales associate to regional vice president of allied membership and Jack Brady from associate publisher, business operations at Transport Topics to vice president of business operations.

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Oks charter
of new liquefied natural gas ship

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced the signing of a contract with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to charter a new 177,000m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. This is the third newbuilding vessel chartered by Mitsui & Co., following a contract signed last September for two carriers. MOL will manage the new vessels and transport shale gas-derived liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Cameron Project in Louisiana. The ship will be delivered in 2018 and assigned to transport the Cameron Project’s LNG for a maximum of 25 years. The new vessel will be owned by Rosewood Shipping Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK.

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