SPOTD: Record-Breaking CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin Arrives in Seattle

The largest containership to ever dock in the United States made its inaugural visit to the port of Seattle on Monday, arriving at the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Terminal 18. The 18,000 tue, 399 meter long CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin's visit to Seattle is the last in a series of 4 trial-calls meant to test U.S. west coast port's ability to accommodate … [Read more...]

Seattle Protesters Gear Up To Fight Shell

By Victoria Cavaliere May 16, Seattle - Hundreds of activists, many in boats and kayaks, were gearing up on Saturday to protest plans to store two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before the oil giant resumes Arctic oil exploration this summer. Environmental groups have vowed to disrupt the oil giant's efforts to use the Port of Seattle as a home base … [Read more...]

Seattle Mayor Tackles Shell’s Arctic Plans

By Timothy Gardner May 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded … [Read more...]

Seattle Area Could Use Old Aircraft Carriers as a Bridge -Lawmaker

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, April 10 (Reuters) - A Washington state lawmaker looking to ease traffic congestion for several Puget Sound-area communities near Seattle has proposed building an eye-catching new toll bridge made from retired Navy aircraft carriers. Republican Representative Jesse Young has been gathering support among colleagues and the public for the … [Read more...]

Bail Set for Seattle High-Speed Ferry Thief

SEATTLE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - A man accused of leaping a fence at the Seattle waterfront and briefly commandeering a high-speed ferry used to shuttle passengers between Washington state and Canada was in jail on Monday with bail set at $200,000. U.S. authorities say Samuel Kenneth McDonough was able to set the high-speed catamaran adrift into the region's Elliott Bay on Sunday … [Read more...]