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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Columbia River barge lock to return to service Sept. 30

Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Detectives suspect Spokane man shipped 16 packages of marijuana to buyers nationwide

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over the 20-year-old man in May and allegedly found plastic food-saver rolls, a heat sealer, scissors, moving tape, shipping receipts, $5,854 in cash, 110.3 grams …


Amazon plans to build second, ‘equal’ headquarters outside Seattle

Amazon.com has outgrown Seattle. The e-commerce giant, which employs about 40,000 people in the city after a hiring boom and urban build-out with little precedent in modern American history, is …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

FedEx will forego special charges for most packages shipped during the chaotic holiday season this year as it squares off against rival UPS in a fight for a larger share …


Historic ship replica runs aground in Sequim Bay

The Coast Guard says the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, ran aground in Sequim Bay.


Confusion rules waves as shippers seek Qatar-ban clarity

Shippers hauling oil, food and consumer goods across the Middle East are grappling with the fallout from a diplomatic standoff between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors that risks leaving …


Port of Vancouver has record year for tonnage

The Port of Vancouver had a record year for tonnage last year, though imports and operating revenues are less glowing.


Madi Clark: Regulatory grip too tight for proposed terminal

Ecology’s completely new regulatory concept would hinder the ability of infrastructure to develop and make it impossible for Millennium to operate.


Beer run! Uber’s self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery

The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run. Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry …


Hanjin cargo owners say bid to unload vessels isn’t working

Bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co.’s efforts to unload vessels in the U.S. while it goes through bankruptcy in South Korea are meeting with complaints from cargo owners and from the companies …


Ailing Korean shipper Hanjin moves to resolve cargo chaos

Moving to unsnarl the chaos in its container cargo after it filed for bankruptcy protection, Hanjin Shipping Co. will seek stay orders in dozens of countries, the Financial Services Commission …


Retailers scramble as shipper bankruptcy puts goods in limbo

Some major retailers are scrambling to work out contingency plans to get their merchandise to stores as the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around …


Panama Canal to open amid shipping downturn

The $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is scheduled to open Sunday, June 26, 2016.


FedEx drug trafficking trial begins

FedEx delivered packages containing illegal prescription drugs for internet pharmacies even after it noticed that authorities were cracking down on the businesses, prosecutors said Monday as a trial began over …


House measure backs shippers on ballast water dumping; invasive species a concern

A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would …


Amazon leases 20 jets to build out logistics network

Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. …


Giant container ship headed to Seattle

One of the biggest ships to ever enter American waters is set to arrive in Seattle on Monday.


Fix for Portland shipping proposed by ex-Oregon lawmaker

A former Oregon legislator and one-time gubernatorial candidate has proposed creating a shipping authority to help restore shipping business to Portland.


Thieves steal gifts off family’s front porch

Siobhan Provolt was at home with her young children one recent afternoon when her 3-year-old told her some boys were at the front door. Provolt looked out an upstairs window …


Getting There: State asking community members for help with short-line services

State-owned feeder rail lines in Eastern and Central Washington provide a vital link for growers and business people who want to ship products on mainline rail. The feeder lines haul …


Do Your Part: Smart shipping plays big part in smart shopping

Is your holiday shopping list getting shorter now? As you begin checking your list twice, you’ll soon start sending out presents that need to get to loved ones far away. …


Wash. timber exports thrive on construction boom in East Asia

OLYMPIA – Northwest forests are providing a boost to the building boom in China and will likely help with the rebuilding of post-tsunami Japan. The region’s loggers and longshoremen can …


Mini-megaloads may enter CdA

After longer-than-expected delays on U.S. Highway 12 and opposition from area residents, huge oil equipment shipments traveling to Canada could be cut down in size and sent through Coeur d’Alene, …


Megaloads could skip U.S. on rail-truck Canada route

BOISE – What if giant loads of oil field equipment didn’t have to enter the United States to get from Asia to the Alberta oil sands project in Canada, and …


Flood of holiday shipments fills growing FedEx facility

Charles Blatner said he does not know if Monday was the busiest day ever for FedEx, but the senior manager for the Spokane terminal knows it’s busy. The facility in …


Marine shipping gains interest

NORFOLK, Va. – An idea that dates to Lewis and Clark’s trek west is experiencing a rebirth thanks to the truck traffic that increasingly chokes highways: shift more of the …


Exxon Wants Oil Tanker To Sail In Alaska Again

Exxon Corp. wants the Exxon Valdez to navigate once again in the Alaska waters it fouled with millions of gallons of crude oil in 1989. Some Alaskans are outraged. Exxon …


Round-The-World Cruise Ends After Ship Strikes Reef For Some, This Was Second Failed Cunard Cruise

The Royal Viking Sun in happier times - November, 1988. Photo by Associated Press


U.S. Agency Issues Standards On Cruise Ship Hot Tubs, Food

Five outbreaks of illness at sea prompted new federal guidelines Wednesday on cruise ships’ hot tubs and food, both potential sources of bacteria. The guidelines, released by the federal Centers …