Exit133 is about Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is one of the biggest factors in Tacoma's economy that seems to spark the least commentary - outside the random, and some would argue largely outdated, Tacoma Aroma reference.
That said, it remains critical to the local economy, and there's a lot of change afoot in the shipping industry as a whole. You know it's serious when the ports of Tacoma and Seattle agree to collaborate.
Governor Inslee recently visited the Port of Tacoma, where officials shared their plans to keep up with increasing sizes of container ships. An outdated pier in the port will be realigned, and its cranes upgraded to accomodate the larger ships. The $140 million project will triple that pier's capacity, and more than double the capacity of the adjacent pier.
It's not sexy, it's not controversial, but it's worth keeping an eye on what's going on down there in the Tide Flats.Read more at Tacoma Daily Index