Port’s Plans for the Future at WTCT

“World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting an overview of the Port of Tacoma’s future plans on Friday, October 22.Brendan J. Dugan, senior director marketing and trade for the Port of Tacoma, will speak on “Anticipating Change in the Shipping Industry: Port of Tacoma’s Plan for the Future and Implications for the Local Economy.”The luncheon will be at the Tacoma Club, 16th floor, Wells Fargo Building, 1201 Pacific Avenue, at 11:30 a.m.The West Coast shipping industry is undergoing dramatic change. Shipping lines are consolidating, new lines are entering the market, Vancouver B.C. has become an aggressive competitor and Washington still faces the challenge of upgrading its transportation infrastructure.Dugan will discuss where the opportunities and challenges for the Port are within the context of a rapidly changing shipping industry.For information and reservations call 253-383-9474.”