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NEWS BULLETIN
Friday, July 3, 2015

Public review period now open
for Tesoro petroleum terminal

Alaska Airlines adding new flights
to Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, St. Louis

Trucking group taps Stephenson
as supply chain security V.P.

Port of Vancouver marks opening
of new multi-use trail section

Drewry report sees price drop
for new container equipment

Public review period now open
for Tesoro petroleum terminal

SEATTLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public review and comment on a proposal by Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal, LLC, to construct an oil export terminal located in the Columbia River at the Port of Vancouver, in Clark County, Washington. Comments will be accepted July 2 – Aug. 1, 2015. In February 2014, the Corps', Seattle District, received an application from Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal, LLC, for Department of the Army authorization to construct an oil export terminal at the Port of Vancouver. Proposed activities requiring authorization from the Army Corps include replacing decking, mooring hardware and fender systems, filling hollow steel pilings, removing portions of overwater structures, and installing oil transfer and return lines, a jib crane, manifolds and related facilities on an existing pier. The remainder of the proposed terminal would be built in uplands and does not require Army authorization. Upland work would include constructing rail lines, above-ground storage tanks, buildings, ground modifications to meet seismic standards, and related facilities. The Corps has determined a standard individual permit process is required for the proposed work, and has issued a public notice to seek public input. Comments should reference NWS-2013-962 and may be sent via e-mail to: nws.tesoro_savage@usace.army.mil. Conventional mail comments may be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Branch, Attention: Mr. Steve Manlow, Post Office Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755. The public notice is available on the Seattle District website at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx

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Port of Vancouver marks opening
of new multi-use trail section

VANCOUVER, USA A crowd of about 100 state and local partners, walkers, bicyclists and Port of Vancouver USA staff recently converged on a spot along Northwest Lower River Road to cut the ribbon on a new section of multi-use trail and celebrate improved connectivity for the community. The half-mile section of landscaped asphalt trail stretches along the south side of Lower River Road, from the intersection of Mill Plain Boulevard/State Route 501, Fourth Plain Boulevard and St. Francis Lane to the port’s administrative offices. It’s one piece of an overall path that, when fully complete, will extend 4.5 miles along SR 501, eventually connecting with the city’s Renaissance Trail. The port’s multiuse path is being completed in segments as grant funding is secured. The recently completed segment was funded through a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant from the Federal Highway Administration and port dollars, for a total of $362,000. The port has secured another $500,000 TAP grant for the next section, which will connect the new section with an existing trail at Farwest Steel, about half a mile northwest of the port offices. Construction could begin late this year.

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Alaska Airlines adding new flights
to Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, St. Louis

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines has inaugurated service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis. The daily flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with 76-seat E175 jets featuring 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach. "We're excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St. Louis," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "The E175 is new for the Alaska brand, and enables our entry into smaller, long-range markets. This regional aircraft will provide greater access to our Northwest hubs, while giving customers a superior experience on these longer flights."

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Drewry report sees price drop
for new container equipment

LONDON — Low material costs and stable demand has driven the price of new container equipment down to record lows where it is forecast to stay, according to the latest edition of the Container Census report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. The container equipment index price hit a 10-year low in June 2015, falling below $1,750 per CEU equivalent (or 20ft standard). The index fell sharply in late 2012 before stabilizing at just above $2,000 per teu throughout much of 2013-14, but has declined sharply this year. The global container equipment fleet amounted to 36.57 million teu at the end of 2014, having increased in size by 6.2 percent during 2014, which marked a small improvement over that of the preceding two years. The fleet is forecast to expand at an annualzed rate of close to five percent through 2015 to 2018, in line with the continuing modest outlook for trade growth. The leased fleet achieved another strong increase of nine percent during 2014, as against four percent for that owned by shipping and other transport companies. This resulted in a yet another small gain for the box lease industry in terms of its fleet share, which by the end of 2014 was back to its level of exactly a decade earlier. The biggest numerical growth, over 10 percent, was calculated for the maritime 40ft high-cube fleet of principally dry freight and reefer containers, as against five percent for the 20ft counterpart. By the end of 2014 the 40ft high cube fleet accounted for the majority of all maritime equipment (in teu) for the first time.

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Trucking group taps Stephenson
as supply chain security V.P.

ARLINGTON, VA — The American Trucking Associations has announced the promotion of Boyd Stephenson to the position of vice president of supply chain security and operations. In this position, Mr. Stephenson will be ATA’s primary subject expert on security, cross-border affairs and hazardous materials safety, and will be the staff liaison to the association’s policy committees dealing with these issues. He has been with the association for eight years, holding a variety of positions within ATA’s policy department, with a policy focus on licensing issues and hazardous materials safety and security. American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.

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