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Demonstration will enable public to view proposed building heights for North Marina Redevelopment 11/22/2006 5:19:11 PM Aaron Tap Port of Everett celebrates inaugural shipments from new customers

Post Date:09/21/2005

The Port of Everett is elated to see the shipping agreements it signed this summer come to fruition with all three shipping lines celebrating their inaugural run to Everett this month.

Over the summer, the Port received commitments for more than 100 ship calls to Everett from FESCO, Westwood Shipping Lines and Eastern Car Liner (ECL). The first ships of all three carriers arrived into Everett's Port in early September. To commemorate the inaugural runs, the Port attended ECL's reception on Sept. 1, Westwood's reception on Sept. 13 and FESCO's reception on Sept. 13.

"This has been a great summer for the Port's marine terminals," said John Mohr, executive director of the Port of Everett. "Our staff has worked diligently to show the world's shipping industry all the benefits the Port of Everett offers, and as you can see, all that hard work is paying off."

Last year, only 13 ships came into Everett's Port. Within the next year, the Port is guaranteed more than 100 ship calls, in addition to its regular cargo of forest products, fruit and alumina ore.

"We have jobs for our longshoreman in this community now,' said Don Hopkins, Port Commissioner and a retired longshoreman. "This wasn't always the case. These commitments ensure that jobs will stay in Snohomish County and not go south as they have done in the past."

For more information on the inaugural shipments, please contact Lisa Mandt, Community Relations Representative at 425-388-0617 or by e-mail.

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