The Port of Seattle got good news for a change on Tuesday when Maersk Line renewed its agreement to call SSA’s Terminal 18 at the port.
Maersk Line will continue to call the port with its TP 9 service from Asia, which is a vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM on which both lines deploy eight vessels each.
“This is great news for the Port of Seattle,” said Tay Yoshitani, Port of Seattle CEO. “SSA’s T-18 is big ship ready—they’ve made the investments in six new container cranes capable of handling the largest ships in world. This cargo volume means jobs will be staying here.”
Seattle earlier this year lost calls by the Grand Alliance carriers of OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd and NYK Line, which moved their vessel calls from Seattle to Washington United Terminals in Tacoma. In addition, other carriers have decided to call Tacoma rather than Seattle, with two new services starting in August.