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.
Posted: October 19, 2011