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Tacoma up 47pc in February to 195,743 TEU, imports surge 62pc

THE Port of Tacoma posted a 47 per cent month-to-month volume increase in February to 195,743 TEU with imports rising 62 per cent to 114,176 TEU and exports up 41 per cent to 81,567 TEU.

Tacoma up 47pc in February to 195,743 TEU, imports surge 62pc
08 April 2013 - 20:27

Tacoma up 47pc in February to 195,743 TEU, imports surge 62pc

THE Port of Tacoma posted a 47 per cent month-to-month volume increase in February to 195,743 TEU with imports rising 62 per cent to 114,176 TEU and exports up 41 per cent to 81,567 TEU.

Domestic container volumes, log exports, auto imports and intermodal rail lifts also posted gains in February, port data reveals.

The surge in international container volumes was attributed to the Chinese New Year annual factory shutdown being in February when the year before it was in January.

The volumes also continue to show the addition of the Grand Alliance, which began calling at Washington United Terminals last July. The Grand Alliance consists NYK, OOCL and Hapag-Lloyd. They moved to Tacoma last year from Seattle.

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