PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
By Chris Philips, Managing Editor
As the Port of Seattle struggles to fulfill its mission to serve the taxpayers of King County by promoting maritime commerce, the Mayor of Seattle is fighting to prohibit maritime commerce at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5.
A recent contract between Foss Maritime and Shell Oil Company caught the attention of Greenpeace (see Useful Idiots, Pacific Maritime Magazine, May 2015), who sent activists to disrupt cargo movement at the port. These activists found a willing ally in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who waded into the fray at the urging of Greenpeace, and contrary to the best interests of the city he manages and the port’s clients. “If it was up to me, there would be no place for Arctic offshore oil drilling equipment in Seattle,” he said. MORE