Targa Sound Terminal received the Livable Community Award for its involvement with a variety of non-profit organizations, including Rebuilding Together South Sound and Tree House, that serve communities in Tacoma and Pierce County. Trident Seafoods received the Environmental Stewardship Award for its work installing an advanced stormwater treatment system to improve water quality in Commencement Bay. Washington United Terminals received the Business Magnet Award for its ability to attract the business of the Grand Alliance, made up of Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and NYK Line, and associated carrier ZIM, as well as Hamburg Sud. SAFE Boats received the Business Investment Award for its success in receiving a contract to build large patrol boats for the U.S. Navy, as well as its investment in upgrading the Earley Business Center.
“We are so proud of the Port’s many customers and tenants who understand that business, environmental stewardship and livable communities go hand in hand,” said Port of Tacoma Commission President Don Meyer.
Summit Awards recipients are chosen by a selection committee that includes Meyer; Marilyn Strickland, mayor of Tacoma; and Debbie Fischer, president of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Washington State.