Contents 1 History 1.1 Nineteenth Century 1.2 Settlement wih Puyallup Tribe 1.3 Northwest Seaport Alliance 2 Operations 3 Pollution 4 Facts 5 See also 6 References 7 External links 7.1 Archives

History[edit] The port started out on 240 acres (0.97 km2) of land, and now owns more than 2,400 acres (972 hectares) of land that are used for shipping terminal activity, warehousing, distributing, and manufacturing. Nineteenth Century[edit] Prior to the establishment of the Port of Tacoma, much of Tacoma's shipping activity took place along Ruston Way and along the mouth of the Thea Foss Waterway, which opens into Commencement Bay and the larger Puget Sound. Tacoma's role as a shipping center dates to 1853, when the first cargo of lumber was shipped to San Francisco.[2] Tacoma's status as a major trading hub was greatly strengthened by the 1873 decision by the Northern Pacific Railroad to establish its western terminus at Commencement Bay. Tacoma was chosen over other nearby cities such as Seattle for several reasons: Commencement Bay could dock more than 50 ships at a time, the harbor was deep enough for vessels of any draft, and there were miles of tideland waterfront available for expanded port facilities.[2] Settlement wih Puyallup Tribe[edit] The United States Army Corps of Engineers straightened the Puyallup River between 1948 and 1950, leading to litigation in the early 1980s over ownership of 12 acres of land formerly in the riverbed. The Puyallup Indian Tribe won their case in federal court.[3] Subsequently, The Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Act of 1989 ceded the Tribe's remaining land claims over 120 acres of the Port of Tacoma,[4] in exchange for $162 million and other benefits.[5][6][7][8][9][10] The claims dated to the 1856 Medicine Creek Treaty and the Puyallup's 1856–1857 renegotiation of their reservation boundaries at Fox Island. The reservation still exists legally and includes at least the Port's land between Hylebos and Blair Waterways and the entire city of Fife.[3][7] Northwest Seaport Alliance[edit] On October 7, 2014, the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma announced an agreement to "jointly market and operate the marine terminals of both ports as a single entity," though they were not merging.[11] Joint operations began with the formation of the Northwest Seaport Alliance on August 4, 2015, creating the third-largest cargo gateway in the United States;[12][13] by the end of the year, it reported more than 3.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units handled by the two ports, an increase of 4 percent.[14]

Operations[edit] The port plays a large international trade role in the Pacific Northwest, and is a municipal corporation that operates under state-enabling legislation. Each year, the port handles between about 9 and 13 million tons of cargo,[15] and more than $25 billion of commerce.[16] Major imports include automobiles, electronics, and toys, while major exports include grain, forest products, and agricultural products. Based on tonnage, the port's largest export is grain (corn and soybeans) that come into the port by rail from the Midwest. In 2010, the Port of Tacoma's top trading partner, based on two-way trade value, was China/Hong Kong. China/Hong Kong was also the top partner ranked by volume imported and value imported. Japan was the top partner ranked by volume exported and value exported. The top commodities exported, by value, were cereals and grains. The top commodities imported, by value, were vehicles and parts, followed by industrial machinery and electronics.[2] The port is among the top ten largest container port in North America.[16] Containers hold everything from computers and lawn furniture to apples and frozen meat. Based on container volumes, China is the port's largest trading partner. More than 70 percent of the containers imported through the port move by rail to markets in the Midwest and East Coast. The port is served by the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific railroads. Shortline rail service is provided by Tacoma Rail, which is owned by the City of Tacoma. U.S. Oil and Refining operates an oil refinery in the Port of Tacoma. Oil tankers bring crude oil, which is refined into a variety of products, including JP-8 jet fuel for McChord Field Air Force base. The refinery and airbase are connected by a dedicated pipeline, McChord Pipeline.[17][18]

Pollution[edit] The Kaiser Aluminum plant, now part of the superfund site, in 1972. The port is part of one of the largest superfund federal environmental remediation sites in Washington, the Commencement Bay Nearshore/Tideflats Site. The Port of Tacoma has been working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Washington Department of Ecology on cleanup efforts at various sites within the larger superfund area.[19][20]

Facts[edit] Port activities are related to more than 43,000 jobs in Pierce County, and 113,000 jobs in Washington state.[21] There are more than 70 public ports in the state of Washington. The port is sometimes called the "Gateway to Alaska", handling more than 70 percent of all waterborne commerce moving from the Lower 48 to Alaska by water.[citation needed] Over the last 20 years, the port has invested more than $160 million in projects designed to improve the environment in and around Commencement Bay.

See also[edit] List of North American ports List of ports in the United States List of world's busiest container ports Port Militarization Resistance Seattle tugboats United States container ports

References[edit] ^ ^ a b c "Port of Tacoma - 1800-1900". Port of Tacoma. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ a b Puyallup Indian Tribe, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Port of Tacoma, Defendant-appellant, 717 F.2d 1251 (9th Cir. 1983), Justia  ^ Rosier, Paul C. (2003), Native American Issues, Contemporary American ethnic issues, Greenwood, p. 67, ISBN 9780313320026  ^ David Wilma (October 21, 2006), Puyallup Tribe of Indians accepts a $162 million settlement for lost land on March 25, 1990, HistoryLink  ^ Kate Shatzkin (February 27, 1990), "Settling Down On The Land -- Who Are The Winners As Tribe, Port Of Tacoma Draw New Boundaries?", The Seattle Times  ^ a b George Hardeen (March 24, 1990), "Tribe to Sign Land Settlement Pact : Indian claims: Puyallup members will share $162 million for relinquishing interest in acreage in Tacoma area.", The Los Angeles Times  ^ Timothy Egan (August 29, 1988), "Indian tribe agrees to drop claim to Tacoma land for $162 million", The New York Times  ^ "Puyallup Tribe of Indians", Tacoma Weekly, June 12, 2015  ^ 103 STAT. 83 - PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1989 Public Law 101-41 (PDF), U.S. Government Printing Office, June 21, 1989  ^ "Ports of Tacoma, Seattle announce alliance". The News-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.  ^ Garnick, Coral (August 4, 2015). "Seattle, Tacoma ports OK 'bold' alliance in marine cargo business". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 29, 2016.  ^ Wilhelm, Steve (August 4, 2015). "The Northwest Seaport Alliance just became the third-largest cargo gateway in the U.S." Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved February 29, 2016.  ^ "Northwest Seaport Alliance tops 3.5 million containers in 2015" (Press release). Northwest Seaport Alliance. January 21, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.  ^ "Port of Tacoma Cargo Volumes". Port of Tacoma. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ a b "Port of Tacoma - About Us". Port of Tacoma. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ "McChord Pipeline Co". McChord Pipeline Company. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ "Pipelines" (PDF). Pierce County. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ "Commencement Bay, Nearshore/Tideflats". EPA. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ "Commencement Bay Success Stories". Washington Department of Ecology. Retrieved May 28, 2011.  ^ "Port of Tacoma - Economic Impact". Port of Tacoma. Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 

External links[edit] Port of Tacoma website Archives[edit] Phil Lelli Papers. 1933-2004. 10.45 cubic feet (11 boxes and 1 vertical file). At the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Contains records Lelli collected about the Port of Tacoma from 1967-1995. Retrieved from "" Categories: Ports and harbors of Washington (state)Economy of Tacoma, WashingtonGeography of Tacoma, WashingtonContainer terminalsGeography of Pierce County, WashingtonTransportation buildings and structures in Pierce County, WashingtonPuyallup Indian ReservationHidden categories: Use mdy dates from February 2016Coordinates on WikidataAll articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from May 2011

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