Labor peace for EGT grain terminal in Longview

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Longshore union workers handled the first grain ship to dock at the $200 million EGT terminal in Longview.

The arrival of the ship Tuesday was peaceful, in contrast to union demonstrations over the past year.

The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/xn1MmR) the union and grain terminal operator resolved fundamental issues but continued talks Tuesday on a contract.

The first grain ship will take 57,000 tons of Washington wheat to South Korea. EGT expects to load 150 to 200 ships a year, carrying wheat, corn and soybeans to Asia.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com