The ports of Tacoma and Seattle each reported July container volume totals this week, and while Tacoma saw continued growth in cargo, Seattle’s traffic spiraled downward with drastic year-over-year volume drops.
Port of Tacoma
Port of Tacoma
13 Aug 2014
Following up on an announcement last week by DP World that it is not accepting U.S.-bound rail cargo at its Vancouver, British Columbia, terminal, Hapag-Lloyd advised customers that two voyages this week will discharge containers at U.S. West Coast ports.
05 Aug 2014
Marginal changes in container imports market share show U.S. East Coast ports slowly took business away from their West Coast competition in the first half of 2014.
31 Jul 2014
Terminal operator and stevedore Ports America, with services in every major U.S. port, is expanding its footprint on the U.S. West Coast.
10 Jul 2014
The Port of Tacoma sealed a new deal with Washington-based carrier Westwood Shipping Lines for the line to move its Puget Sound port of call back to Tacoma.
07 Jul 2014
West Coast ports will spend the coming year in much the same way they spent the past year: preparing for big ships operated by big carrier alliances.
23 Jun 2014
Containerized imports through the West Coast increased sharply in May. But not all ports are sharing equally in the rally that began with the post-Chinese New Year winter peak.
09 Jun 2014
The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex the past three years has increased its share of the container trade on the Pacific Coast of North America, indicating that the big ships carriers are deploying in the trans-Pacific are diverting cargo away from other ports on the coast.
22 May 2014
The Port of Seattle has proposed relocating cargo activities at its second-largest terminal, the 172-acre Terminal 5, to make way for a modernization project that would make it ready for mega-ships.
20 May 2014
Robust April imports through several U.S. ports are at least partly related to initial effects of shippers accelerating import shipments to avoid potential disruption at West Coast ports tied to longshore labor negotiations.
14 May 2014
In a down market, U.S. ports outpaced their Canadian and Mexican rivals during the first quarter, with solid growth at Los Angeles offsetting a drop at neighboring Long Beach and lifting the Southern California port complex further above its competition.
08 May 2014
Domestic U.S. waterborne transportation for containerized cargo has failed to find a substantial market, but that has not stopped the federal government from pressing ahead with studies exploring the quixotic idea. A just-released study says a service along the U.S. West Coast is potentially viable but faces multiple hurdles.