Friday, October 6, 2017

Bellingham Open for Shipping

By Karen Robes Meeks

For the first time in more than 17 years, Bellingham Shipping Terminal welcomed its first regular cargo shipment this week.

On October 3, the terminal welcomed the 590-foot cargo vessel M/V Diana Bolten, which spent the week in Bellingham before its departure.

“The Bellingham Shipping Terminal is open for business,” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. “The Port has made significant investments to modernize this job-creating facility and bring back working waterfront jobs, which were lost when Georgia-Pacific shut down its pulp and paper mill. We are excited to welcome the M/V Diana Bolten to our port and look forward to regular shipping activity in the years to come.”