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Thursday, February 28, 2013

New shipping deal for Port of Olympia

The Port of Olympia, Wash. has signed a new deal with the PacArctic Company of Skagway, Alaska to create a monthly general cargo service between Washington state and Point MacKenzie, Alaska, beginning April 19. PacArctic has temporarily leased two acres at the Port for its business, which will run through October 4.

The service will transport supplies and equipment for the construction and oil and gas industries. Jim Knight, the port's business development manager, said that the deal will definitely add more cargo loading and other jobs for port workers.

"They will have a lot of business here, of quite a variety of materials," said Knight, noting that the port is working toward a longer deal with PacArctic.

The Olympia port has doubled its shipping business in the past two years because of the growth of ceramic proppant imports from China by Rainbow Ceramics and timber exports to Japan, China and Korea by Weyerhauser and Pacific Lumber and Shipping.

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