Alaska Trends: August 2018
NWSA: Three Years Strong
In 2015 the Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle partnered to form the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), becoming the fourth-largest container gateway in North America and a vital piece of marine transportation to and from Alaska. In its 2017 Annual Report, NWSA states the value of two-way international trade moved across its docks was $75.3 billion.
This month marks the third anniversary of this strategic alliance, which was the first of its kind in North America. NWSA CEO John Wolfe states in the report, “Our organization is positioned strategically to navigate through this ever-dynamic shipping industry… We’re proud to report that this marine cargo operating partnership between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma is working.”