Auto, Breakbulk Cargo Service Launches at Seattle’s Terminal 46

The Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46. Photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance.

Regular auto and breakbulk cargo service at Terminal 46 in the Seattle harbor officially began March 27 with the arrival of the vehicle carrier Triumph Ace.

For the Northwest Seaport Alliance, Terminal 46 is a key location for cargo, offering more than 42 acres of laydown space in the Seattle harbor for cargo shippers.

Terminal operator Pacific Terminal Services Co. and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 are the processors of cargo at the terminal.

Port of Seattle Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Hamdi Mohamed said the alliance is excited to open Terminal 46 for regular service.

We appreciate our partners at PTSC and the ILWU Local 19 for supporting shippers in moving automobiles, construction machinery and other heavy-haul equipment across the Pacific Northwest,” Mohamed said.

Port of Tacoma Commission President and NWSA Co-Chair Kristin Ang said breakbulk and automobile volumes have increased significantly over the past few years in the gateway.

“The opening of Terminal 46 for breakbulk and auto cargo will further expand this line of business for the NWSA, increasing job opportunities on our maritime facilities and supporting businesses and workers across the Puget Sound,” Ang said.

By Karen Robes Meeks