Ports of Seattle and Tacoma container volumes up nearly 7 percent in November

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) announced that total monthly container volumes for November reached 319,242 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 6.7 percent increase over the same month last year.

The Alliance’s import volumes were up 8.9 percent at 134,909 TEUs, compared to November 2017, as shippers continue to send cargo in anticipation of higher tariffs.

At 130,503 TEUs, export volumes were up 3.5 percent from the prior year volumes. Total international container volumes for the month rose 6.2 percent year over year at 265,411 TEUs.

Recording the largest gain for 2018, total domestic volumes for November increased 9.4 percent to 53,831 TEUs compared to November 2017. Alaska’s year-to-date volumes were down 3.5 percent due to soft market conditions. Hawaii volumes through the Pacific Northwest dipped 0.8 percent year to date.

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

Source: NWSA

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