Aug 23, 201110:54 AMBlog

Port of Tacoma volumes up

Aug 23, 2011 - 10:54 AM
Port of Tacoma's container volumes for July were up nearly 4 percent compared to last year. Year to date, the port has handled 842,500 20-foot equivalent units, a 2.6 percent increase.

The weak dollar continues to fuel exports, with the port marking a 15 percent increase in full export containers through July. Full import containers were down 3 percent as persistent economic uncertainty tempers consumer demand and retailers remain reluctant to add inventory. Other year-to-date cargo highlights include:

• Auto unit imports are up 45 percent, due largely to strong sales of Kia vehicles.
• An increase of 74 percent in breakbulk tonnage reflects the peak season for exporting agricultural and construction machinery, as well as the monthly vessel call Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics added to Tacoma in February 2011.

• Total tonnage is up 11 percent.

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