Port of Tacoma

Port of Los Angeles.
09 Feb 2018
After a substantial gain in 2017, retailers are forecasting another increase in US container import volume in 2018, as container lines and beneficial cargo owners prepare for annual trans-Pacific rate and service contract negotiations.
Seattle drayage truck
06 Feb 2018
Northwest Seaport Alliance reahes compromise deal with owner-operators.
Washington, Oregon ports in a race for non-containerized shipments
21 Jan 2018
In an up-and-down market for breakbulk shipments, Pacific Northwest ports have seen strong volumes in several categories.
20 Sep 2017
The awards recognized achievements on opposite ends of the coast.
29 Aug 2017
US exporters using West Coast ports are paying extra to work around shorter delivery windows.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
03 Aug 2017
Seattle-Tacoma resurrecting successful extended-gate program for peak season.
02 Aug 2017
Washington State’s two senators asked in August 2011 for a study of potential cargo diversions after hearing their states’ ports might be losing business to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
28 Jul 2017
The subject of a contract extension was first raised in March 2015 at the JOC’s annual TPM Conference.
20 Jul 2017
Pacific Northwest ports believe the true competitive edge will come from faster cargo velocity at the terminals.
11 Jul 2017
A US Federal Maritime Commission public notice on Tuesday sparked erroneous reports that Maersk was still unable to access its customer contract database due to the Not Petya virus that spread through computers worldwide on June 27.
03 Jul 2017
Lower-than-expected container volumes eliminate congestion issues at West Coast ports before July 4-5 closures.
29 Jun 2017
Maersk Line says it is close to bringing its operations back to normal after a massive cyberattack.
17 Jun 2017
SSA Marine the past two weeks has been opening its Terminal 18 in Seattle an hour early each day and is keeping its gates open through lunch and coffee breaks.
07 Jun 2017
The Seattle-Tacoma alliance will purchase an additional four cranes to enable its ports to better handle mega-ships.
31 May 2017
Truck turn times at Seattle’s largest container terminal ranged from one hour to as much as one day.
19 May 2017
Although the harbor drayage community has known about the clean-truck mandate since 2008, only 46 percent of the trucks that pick up and deliver containers in Seattle and Tacoma are compliant.
17 May 2017
Nearly half of the fastest-growing North American ports were outside the United States.
09 May 2017
Disruption from the new carrier alliances just now being felt at West Coast ports and could begin as early as next week on the East Coast.
01 May 2017
Extending the ILWU contract into 2022 would guarantee BCOs labor peace on the West Coast for the next five years.
25 Apr 2017
Seattle-Tacoma focuses on efficient terminal operations to provide their edge in competition with Vancouver and Prince Rupert for market share.
05 Apr 2017
SSA Terminals in Tacoma will provide stevedoring and terminal services for Matson when APM Terminals' lease expires.
07 Dec 2016
TTI refuses to post security bond with Northwest Seaport Alliance.
30 Nov 2016
Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.
10 Nov 2016
Agricultural exporters will have access to extended gate hours in Seattle-Tacoma until Dec. 2 thanks to financial support from the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help fund flex, night and weekend gates.
03 Nov 2016
A solid performance by the Northwest Seaport Alliance in September and year to date indicates that Seattle and Tacoma may have regained regional market share from the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
02 Nov 2016
Discussions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association about a possible extension of the West Coast waterfront contract apparently ended on a positive note.
01 Nov 2016
Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday opened two days of talks on a possible extension of their coastwide contract.
21 Oct 2016
DrayQ and DrayLink to be introduced in Seattle-Tacoma in early November to improve terminal efficiency for truckers and BCOs.
07 Oct 2016
Seattle and Tacoma, which since last year have operated under the Northwest Seaport Alliance, rank fourth in the US as a port complex, but that could change if it continues to lose cargo.
The night gate program at the Northwest Seaport Alliance is still in its pilot phase, but if the program becomes permanent the three largest gateways on the US West Coast would have some sort of extended gate program in place.
05 Oct 2016
Nearly 10 percent of container traffic at the Northwest Seaport Alliance has migrated to off-peak hours since night gates began.
Container volumes at West Coast ports, including the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, pictured, peaked in 2007.
05 Sep 2016
Containerized imports moving through the West Coast in July continued the recent trend of modest growth.
Drayage drivers serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma will have a bit more time and flexibility to complete moves this peak season.
15 Aug 2016
Beneficial cargo owners are lauding a peak-season program of flex and late gates.
A contract extension would shore up the competitiveness of West Coast ports for Asian imports, which face a new challenge from the larger locks of the Panama Canal.
11 Aug 2016
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Thursday gave a huge boost to beneficial cargo owners looking for long-term labor stability.
30 Jul 2016
Ports in the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest are planning feverishly for the larger cargo surges they know will occur in the coming years from big ships operated by powerful carrier alliances.
Protracted and difficult labor negotiations in late 2014 and early 2015 that resulted in costly congestion and delays on the U.S. West Coast has put labor relations at the top of shippers' minds.
28 Jul 2016
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will call delegates to San Francisco to consider a vote on early contract talks.