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Seattle port boss on paid leave pending drink-drive trial

Facing a trial for drink driving in two months time, the CEO of the Port of Seattle Ted Flick has been put on paid administrative leave. The American port said the move was down to a “resolution of personnel issues”.

The port’s chief operating officer, Dave Soike, has been named acting CEO.

Fick was picked as port CEO in August 2014. He was cited for driving under the influence in April last year.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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