When Dick Marzano landed a job as a dockworker at the Port of Tacoma 52 years ago, he thought it would be a brief career pit stop on his journey to become a lawyer. He was a young college student at the time. I stayed with it. I really enjoyed it. I just recently retired after 52 years. Then, Marzano became an elected port commissioner.
Working through Supply-chain Congestion | Port of Seattle
On Wednesday, July 7 the Seattle Times spoke to Dick Marzano and I about how we kept cargo moving throughout the pandemic and how we are working to protect the endangered Southern Resident Orca. It seems so simple — place an online order, and a package arrives on the porch. But many transactions must occur before the package gets there, and these steps are far from simple. Any supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and when one link breaks, the complexity becomes apparent.
Dick Marzano witnessed the evolution of Tacoma’s working waterfront during his 52-year career
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About an hour into our trip, we got a flat tire and had to pull over. I tried to do it myself, but I had parked on an incline and was struggling. We were both in need for a cup of coffee at this point, so we stopped at a Huddle House before we went to Walmart for the patch. We asked the lady behind the counter if she could give us directions to the Walmart, and in the process heard about the flat.