Container volumes handled by West Coast ports are returning to historical levels, but the weekly manpower requirements for handling the containers is about 15 percent higher than in the past. That suggests terminal operators are struggling to adjust to the complexities caused by mega-ships, vessel-sharing alliances and chassis shortages.
Port of Tacoma
Port of Tacoma
24 Sep 2015
West Coast ports rode a wave of Asian imports in August to take back market share they had lost to East Coast ports during the year-long labor issues associated with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract negotiations.
18 Sep 2015
Volume through the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma rose at double-digit clip, the latest potential sign that importers are returning to the West Coast amid peak season.
20 Aug 2015
The newly-formed alliance of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma increased their container throughput nearly 8 percent in July and grabbed a bit of market share from their Canadian competitors.
04 Aug 2015
The commissioners of the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have given the final OK needed to launch an alliance aimed at helping the former rivals stave off growing competition, and regain market share.
31 Jul 2015
After bleeding market share in the first few months of 2015 because of congestion and labor problems, the Seattle-Tacoma gateway appears to be leveling off in the competitive Pacific Northwest. Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, is likewise leveling off, but Prince Rupert continues to register impressive double-digit gains compared to last year.
22 Jul 2015
A new era of cooperation between Seattle and Tacoma will dawn Thursday when the Northwest Seaport Alliance becomes effective following approval of the agreement by the Federal Maritime Commission.
11 Jul 2015
After bleeding market share earlier this year due to congestion and labor problems, the Seattle-Tacoma gateway appears to be leveling off in the competitive Pacific Northwest region. Port Metro Vancouver, Canada, is likewise leveling off, although Prince Rupert continues to register impressive double-digit gains compared to last year.
05 Jun 2015
In what is potentially the most extensive port collaboration effort to date in the U.S, harbor commissioners from Seattle and Tacoma voted Friday to submit their final agreement on the Northwest Seaport Alliance for Federal Maritime Commission approval.
19 May 2015
Container traffic in Seattle-Tacoma returned to normal in April as the vessel and container backlogs that had developed over four months of labor slowdowns dissipated.
11 May 2015
Vessel, yard and gate operations at West Coast ports are not yet back to normal after almost seven months of crippling congestion, but the ports and port users are confident that “normal’ will happen by the end of May.
07 May 2015
They’re a few months behind schedule, but Seattle and Tacoma are one step closer to solidifying their Northwest Seaport Alliance, after submitting a final draft of their agreement this week.