Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle image by Don Wilson
18 Apr 2014
The Puget Sound ports of Seattle and Tacoma face battles on multiple fronts.
Port of Long Beach, container ships at Pier A
01 Oct 2013
West Coast ports in August enjoyed a welcome bump in container traffic after seven months of lackluster performance this year.
Ports of Tacoma and Seattle - Combined Throughput. Source: Ports of Seattle and Tacoma
23 Sep 2013
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma’s combined container volume in August was 296,289 20-foot-equivalent units, declining 5.5 percent from 313,602 TEUs in August 2012.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduces the Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century at the Port of Seattle.
18 Sep 2013
U.S. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have introduced the Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, which would support U.S. ports...
23 Aug 2013
The Port of Seattle reported container volume dropped 16.0 percent year-over-year in July to 134,864 20-foot-equivalent units...
Second Quarter 2011-2013 West Coast Market Shares - U.S. Pacific North West vs. Canada. Source: Individual Ports
18 Aug 2013
West Coast container ports experienced a decline in year-over-year traffic in the second quarter of 2013. Overall throughput to major West Coast ports in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada fell 2.3 percent from 6,114,834 20-foot-equivalent containers in second quarter 2012 to 5,975,881 TEUs in second quarter 2013. Market shares of major Pacific Northwest and Mexican ports were down on the North American West Coast this quarter compared to the year prior. However, ports in Canada and California saw their shares climb in this market.
16 Aug 2013
Legislation being introduced by Washington state’s two U.S. senators to replace the Harbor Maintenance Tax with a new levy on U.S. containerized imports reflects a stark reality: Washington’s two container ports, Seattle and Tacoma, have for years been individually and collectively losing market share — mostly to Canadian west coast ports, where U.S.-bound containers aren’t assessed the HMT.
09 Aug 2013
The Port of Seattle Commission has approved $267.7 million for the State Route 99 Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program.
05 Jul 2013
Container volumes at West Coast ports edged up 1 percent in May compared to May 2012, according to statistics published on the Pacific Maritime Association’s Web site.
24 Jun 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was judged the leading gateway for developers and users of industrial real estate in 2012 based upon its consistent cargo volumes and available blocks of industrial space within the immediate port area, according to a report by Jones Lang LaSalle.
17 Jun 2013
The Port of Seattle has selected Panattoni Development Co. to develop the Des Moines Creek Business Park.
12 Jun 2013
The Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma in Washington, along with British Columbia’s Port Metro Vancouver, have set collective goals to reduce diesel emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo by 2015 and by 80 percent by 2020.

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