International container traffic in the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma increased 8.4 percent in December from December 2014, driven primarily by strong exports.
Port of Tacoma
06 Jan 2016
After struggling all year with cargo diversion due to labor problems, West Coast ports in November finally turned the corner, registering gains in all categories of container throughput.
28 Dec 2015
Container volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma increased strongly in November compared to the same month last year, which was when work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union began and terminal productivity plummeted in line with their coastwide contract negotiations.
09 Dec 2015
The revolutionary arbitration system contained in the new West Coast waterfront contract should significantly reduce the number of dockworker challenges involving technology and automation and will help to foster port growth in the coming years, the president of the Pacific Maritime Association said Tuesday.
19 Nov 2015
The Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma recorded modest growth in container volume in October, but it was sufficient to push the ports’ year-to-date performance into positive territory.
12 Nov 2015
TACOMA — On-dock rail is a requirement for West Coast ports, which ship about two-thirds of their containerized imports inland via intermodal, but the Port of Tacoma really sees efficient rail operations as a strategic advantage in its competition for market share with Canada and California ports.
03 Nov 2015
West Coast ports in September suffered a drop in container volume as well as import market share, but it is too early to determine if this is the beginning of a trend or just a one-month anomaly for ports that appeared to be recovering from the loss of business earlier in the year.
01 Nov 2015
The Northwest Seaport Alliance has outlined the goals and strategies that will guide future development of the Seattle-Tacoma gateway in an era that will be dominated by big ships, mega-alliances and fierce competition among ports for a larger piece of the North American container trade.
27 Oct 2015
The labor strife of the past year was so devastating to West Coast ports and their customers that no one, including the dockworkers union, wants that scenario to play out again in the 2019 negotiations, Noel Hacegaba, chief commercial officer at the Port of Long Beach.
21 Oct 2015
West Coast ports are perfectly capable of accommodating even greater cargo surges from big ships in the years ahead, but to do so they may have to turn to more exotic measures.
20 Oct 2015
Total international containers handled by the Northwest Seaport Alliance increased 3.7 percent in September from the same month last year as the ports of Seattle and Tacoma continue to regain traffic lost earlier in the year due to port congestion and labor disruptions associated with the coastwide longshore contract negotiations.
06 Oct 2015
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.