Monday, September 24, 2012
Port of Tacoma gets 14.5 percent container volume boost in August
The Port of Tacoma’s container volumes rose 14.5 percent in August, year to date. August’s figures were 30 percent higher year on year, with 156,804 TEUs handled.
The surge is attributed to the start of peak season, plus the start of two new Grand Alliance services that began in August. In addition, the fears of an East Coast/Gulf labor strike, which has now been averted at least until the end of the year, caused some companies to reroute shipments to the West Coast.
Import container volumes rose by 18 percent year to date, and export container volumes by almost 11 percent. So far this year, Tacoma has handled 1,024,896 TEUs, a 7.5 percent increase compared to last year.
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