Brooks Johnson

Business, Logistics, TCA

As Great Lakes Shipping Starts, Extra Precautions for COVID-19 Are Taken

A freighter ship arrives at one of the docks at the Port of Duluth-Superior in 2012. A freighter ship arrives at one of the docks at the Port of Duluth-Superior in 2012. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg News)

The season’s first load of iron ore left the Duluth harbor before dawn March 22, carrying with it some extra cargo — caution over the spread of coronavirus.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Deb DeLuca Named New Duluth Port Director

A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train arrives at the Port of Duluth. A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train arrives at the Port of Duluth. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

Deb DeLuca was named the executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Aug. 13, becoming the first woman to hold the role.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
August 14, 2018
Business

Port of Vancouver's Rail Speeds Err on Side of Safety

Courtesy of Columbia Riverkeeper via Reuters

Hundreds of things could go wrong with the thousands of locomotives pulling millions of tons of cargo across the country every day. So the Port of Vancouver maintains its 38 miles of track at a higher-than-needed level to keep accidents to a minimum.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
June 9, 2016
Business

Port of Vancouver CEO Todd Coleman Unexpectedly Resigns

Todd Coleman, photo via Linkedin

Todd Coleman became CEO of the Port of Vancouver just after it turned 100, a milestone marking a century of relative political peace within the community.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
May 24, 2016