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NEWS BULLETIN
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FTA nod paves way
for ferry terminal upgrades

CMA CGM Group reports
second quarter numbers

Hillsboro Airport Roundtable
set to meet September 3

Port of Grays Harbor
sets records during July

Coast Guard Cutter TERRAPIN
returns to Bellingham homeport

FTA nod paves way
for ferry terminal upgrades

MUKILTEO, WA — On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision allowing the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to design and construct a new ferry terminal in Mukilteo, WA. The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one of the state’s busiest terminals, serving nearly four million passengers last year. However, the terminal is vulnerable to earthquakes and in need of repairs to continue ferry service between Mukilteo and Clinton. The selected alternative, known as a modified Elliot Point 2, relocates the ferry terminal one-third of a mile east of the existing terminal along Mukilteo’s waterfront. The new terminal location is adjacent to the Mukilteo Tank Farm, an abandoned U.S. Air Force Fuel Depot site. The cost to relocate the ferry terminal is approximately $129 million. WSF recently secured $16.8 million in federal grants and plans to begin the first phase of construction in spring 2015. This work will include removing an old pier on the Mukilteo Tank Farm site to make room for the new ferry terminal, which is expected to open in 2019.

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Port of Grays Harbor
sets records during July

ABERDEEN, WA — The Port of Grays Harbor's Around the Docks publication reports July was a record-breaking month at the port's Terminal 4 for two reasons: It was the first time in the terminals’ history that two ro/ro (roll on, roll off) vessels docked at the 1400 foot-long berth and a record 17,109 vehicles processed by Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), were loaded aboard ships by longshore workers for export in a five-week period. A year after PAS constructed a car wash and processing facility, they are now employing 120 processors on a daily basis. Ship activities handled by longshoremen generated 23,000 hours worked loading autos and other cargoes, the equivalent of another 115 full time jobs.

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CMA CGM Group reports
second quarter numbers

MARSEILLES — CMA CGM Group reports in the second quarter, consolidated revenue amounted to $4.2 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year. Volumes carried increased by 8.0 percent to 3.1 million TEUs. Average revenue per TEU decreased by 3.9 percent over the period. Core EBIT amounted to $204 million in the second quarter of 2014, versus $172 million in the prior-year period, representing an 18.4 percent increase. Core EBIT margin stood at 4.9 percent, up 0.2 pt compared to the first three months of the year and up 0.7 pt compared to second-quarter 2013. Consolidated net profit was $94 million, versus $268 million in the second quarter of 2013, with last year’s amount including a non-recurring $248.0 million in proceeds from the sale of a 49 percent stake in CMA CGM's port terminal operations subsidiary Terminal Link. In the second quarter of 2014, Standard & Poor’s raised CMA CGM's credit rating to B+, with a stable outlook.

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Coast Guard Cutter TERRAPIN
returns to Bellingham homeport

SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter TERRAPIN, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California. TERRAPIN crewmembers conducted a 42-day patrol totaling nearly 600 operational hours, completing 20 recreational safety boardings and interrupting the illegal flow of narcotics into the U.S. While working jointly with Customs and Border Protection and the Mexican navy to stem the flow of illegal drugs entering the U.S., a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft crew detected a suspicious boat Aug. 21 and the TERRAPIN crew was diverted to intercept. The TERRAPIN’s crew stopped the panga and detained the suspected smugglers who claimed Mexican nationality and discovered an estimated 90 bales of marijuana weighing nearly 2,000 pounds. The suspects, vessel and marijuana were turned over to the Mexican navy. The TERRAPIN is an 87-foot coastal patrol boat with a crew of 12.

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Hillsboro Airport Roundtable
set to meet September 3

PORTLAND — The Port of Portland reports the Hillsboro Airport Roundtable Exchange will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the City of Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main Street. The public is invited to attend and public comments are welcome. The meeting will include an update on construction of the airport’s parallel runway. In addition, the group will discuss information about the upcoming Oregon International Air Show and Runway Run events, and select a date for the next open house. Reports from the group’s avgas-leaded fuel working group and noise working group will also be presented. A public comment period is at 7:15 p.m. Hillsboro Airport Roundtable Exchange is a 22-member advisory group to the Port of Portland, formed to enhance and facilitate communication among people interested in Hillsboro Airport. Committee members represent the airport’s stakeholders such as nearby residents, neighboring businesses, airport tenants and users, and local jurisdictions.

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