Port of 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, port officials announced Tuesday. 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, and log exports up 75 percent. For more information, visit http://www.portoftacoma.com/Page.aspx?nid=155 .