The Sea Port alliance was announced today at West Seattle Chamber of Commerce meeting
by Tim Clifford
An alliance between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma, to be known as the Seaport Alliance, was officially announced during a West Seattle Chamber of Commerce meeting at Jack Block Park near Alki.
Port Commissioner Stephanie Bowman announced the alliance between the historically antagonistic ports and explained the benefits that both ports will see moving forward.
As Bowman explains it:
“It is not a merger, it is an alliance. That is a key difference here. What that means is that we are going to be bringing the two seaport divisions together into a single entity and having one management structure for that. The ultimate result for the region is that it won’t matter if a container comes into Tacoma or if it comes into Seattle, both ports will benefit from that box coming into the gateway. There will no longer be that competition about where it goes, a company will be placed at the best place that it should be whether it’s in Seattle or Tacoma, but the jobs will stay in that region”
The expected CEO of this new Seaport Alliance is John Wolfe, the current CEO for the Port of Tacoma.More ›