Port’s Pacific Gateway online

The latest edition of the Port of Tacoma’s Pacific Gateway magazine is now available online. This edition focuses on rail expansion plans in the Port Industrial Area.

Foss Maritime and Crowley Maritime are profiled in a cover story by Bruce Sherman titled “Horsepower in the Harbor.” Also covered is the grand opening of Olympic Container Terminal — the Port’s third new container terminal to open in 2005.

Tacomans are celebrating a century of Point Defiance Park — a 702-acre paradise in the midst of the city. A feature story by Edie Jeffers looks at this Tacoma icon through the eyes of longtime residents. The article is illustrated with photos by Kathy Tomandl.

Other stories include the arrival of two super post-Panamax cranes at Pierce County Terminal (the facility now has seven identical ZPMC container cranes), and the maiden call of the Hatsu Sigma – among the first of a new generation of environmentally friendly ships built for Evergreen.

Recent editions of the Pacific Gateway, along with other publications, such as Port of Tacoma Annual Reports, are also available online. Visit the “Publications” section of the Port’s website for links. Port publications are available at no charge with free home or office delivery. An order form is also available on the Port’s Web site.

To view a PDF file of this magazine, visit http://www.portoftacoma.com and click on “Publications” then click “Pacific Gateway.”

The Port of Tacoma is the economic engine of South Puget Sound, generating more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and more than 113,000 jobs across Washington state. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port handles $29 billion in annual trade and a projected 2005 volume of 2.2 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent container Units). The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles.