Thursday, July 5, 2012
First ship with Grand Alliance arrives at Port of Tacoma
The first ship with the Grand Alliance, Hapag Lloyd's 66,000-ton Dusseldorf Express, arrived at the Port of Tacoma on Monday. The alliance, comprised of container heavyweights Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and Orient Overseas Container Line, has moved their business, as a collective unit, from the Port of Seattle to Tacoma.
A ceremony marked the occasion, with officials from the port, Hapag-Lloyd, the port and the longshoremen's union gathering to exchange greetings, as maritime custom dictates.
Vessels from the alliance, as well as ships from Hamburg Sud and ZIM, will now regularly call at Tacoma. The port expects at least four new moorings a week at their Washington United Terminal, which will bring new jobs to the region, according to a port spokesman.
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