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Tacoma's breakbulk volumes remain strong, containers up slightly


The Port of Tacoma's year-to-date breakbulk volumes are up 67 percent, led by strong agricultural and construction machinery exports.

The Port's year-to-date container volumes through September continue to be up 2 percent, with the Port handling 1,107,096 TEUs. Full export container volumes are up 16 percent year-to-date through September, reflecting the continued strength of agricultural and lumber exports.

The lack of U.S. consumer confidence is reflected in the Port's 2 percent reduction in full import container volumes for that same time period. Overall, import container volumes are also down for the U.S. West Coast.

Other year-to-date cargo highlights include:

  • Auto imports (units) up 44 percent
  • Log exports up 75 percent

View all Port cargo stats.

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