Ports of Seattle and Tacoma container volumes down 7% in September

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) announced that its September overall container volumes totaled 347,278 TEUs, a 7.1% decrease from September 2018.

International imports were down 13.8%, while exports were down 3.6% for the month. Domestic container volumes in September increased 1.6% over September 2018. Alaska’s and Hawaii’s year-to-date volumes were up 5.7% and 2.4%, respectively.

Breakbulk cargo volumes were up 4.6% year to date to 200,503 metric tons. NWSA auto volumes year to date were 118,848 units, up 18.1%.

The Alliance’s total container volumes from January through September 2019 reached 2,909,606 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 4.1% increase from the same period last year. Import and export year-to-date volumes grew 1% and 6.9%, respectively.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.

Source: NWSA

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