The Port of Grays Harbor will host their second annual business report later this month, and they have some good news to share “We had a phenomenal 2014 in terms of investing with our customers, [and] developing relationships that led to international economics across our port docks.” Executive Director Leonard Barnes told Port Commissioners at their regular meeting that it was a great 2014 for two of the ports biggest tenants. “We had a record year in dry bulk for AGP, also Pasha totaled 118,014 cars and that’s a record.” Barnes said the port handled 115 ships, and 18 barges for a total of 133. “We moved 2,311,875 metric tons of export cargo, and 74,731 metric tons of import. for a total of 2,386,605 metric tons of cargo handled at the port in 2014.”
One contractor even received an award for the paving of the port’s North parking lot. John Ross from Lakeside Industries told Port Commissioners last week that they received the 2014 award for the Best Commercial Paving Job in Washington by the Washington Asphalt Paving Association adding that “It’s a real honor to get one of these awards, you can imagine there’s so many jobs across the state performed every year, so the panel has a lot of considerations.”
With the expansion of their first Coastal Innovation Zone business, and the hiring of another pilot for the harbor, Director Gary Nelson added that all of the port’s tenants met their goals in 2014.
The business report will be held in the Rotary Log Pavilion, the morning of February 11th, contact the Port of Grays Harbor for more information.