September 11, 2013

Pop-Quiz, Hotshot: Guess One of Washington’s Fast-growing Ports

One of Washington’s ports has the largest cold storage facility north of L.A. It’s also the largest exporter of soybean meal on the West coast, and is one of the fastest growing automobile exporters in the country. C’mon, State of Trade loyal readers, you know your trade stats…impress me with …

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June 20, 2013

Is Washington Going to Keep on Truckin’ (Freight, That Is)?

We’re sitting on the edge of our seats over here at WCIT, and not just because it’s more comfortable (we have new chairs, and we’re still adjusting to them). Rather, we’re eagerly awaiting news about whether the State Legislature will agree to a critical transportation funding package before they adjourn. …

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January 18, 2013

WCIT Testifies on Importance of Trade to Washington State Legislature

Eric Schinfeld, president of the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT), discussed the importance of international trade to our state at a Washington State House Technology & Economic Development Committee hearing on Wednesday, January 16. This was the committee’s first hearing of the year, and its focus on international trade …

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December 19, 2012

State of Trade’s Top Ten for 2012

There’s nothing I like more than a good annual tradition. And here at the State of Trade blog, there’s one tradition that we look forward to every year more than any other: the end-of-year recap of the top blog posts of the past year. I know it’s hard to believe …

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October 12, 2012

Nobody Cares About the Port (Or Do They?)

On the plane to DC last week, I was reading a fascinating article in the New York Times about how technology is reducing the need for longshoreman at the Ports of New York & New Jersey – for better and for worse (better because of efficiency, worse because of loss …

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May 21, 2012

What I Learned At the Port of Savannah

Last week, I traveled as part of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Intercity Study Mission to Atlanta and Savannah. As nice as the visit to Atlanta was, the trip for me was all about Savannah…in particular, the Port of Savannah. You know the Port of Savannah: it’s the port …

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