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PGH exports hits new record

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Even with a strong US dollar affecting trade again last year, the Port of Grays Harbor saw 98 deepwater vessel calls at their 4 terminals, which equated to more than 154 000 hours worked by longshoremen at the docks, the equivalent of 86 full time workers.

AGP’s operations at Terminal 2 saw a record volume of agricultural products exported through the facility, which helped bring the Port’s total tonnage handled in 2016 to more than 2.4 million metric t.

“Following four years of rapid growth, we have focused these past two years on sustaining this higher level of economic activity and managing at this level across our major lines of business,” explained Director of Finance and Administration Mary Nelson. “Our quick response to market conditions and strong fourth quarter results contributed to our stable financial position, or what we see as our new normal.”

Activity levels at the Westport Marina, Satsop Business Park, Bowerman Airport and Friends Landing also remained in line with the previous year’s figures. The Port will continue to focus on business development efforts in 2017 with their existing partners, as well as recruiting new private partners eager to use the Port’s infrastructure.

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