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

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

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…
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Soft Demand, Labor Talks Affect NWSA Cargo Numbers

Soft Demand, Labor Talks Affect NWSA Cargo Numbers

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, consisting of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, saw its March cargo volumes tumble 24.6% year over year, from 901,234 TEUs in March 2022 to 679,820 TEUs last month, according to new data released April 17. Loaded imports fell 37.2% in March, which the alliance said is a result of soft consumer demand and shippers’ uncertainty over contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. In the months leading up to contract talks between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, shippers have been diverting their cargo to East and Gulf…
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World Distribution Services Opens New Tacoma Facility

World Distribution Services Opens New Tacoma Facility

World Distribution Services has opened a new 300,000-square-foot distribution facility in Tacoma, the company announced Oct. 10. The facility, its fourth new location in less than two years, shows the creative warehouse logistics solutions provider’s commitment to the Pacific Northwest, WDS said. The new facility adds warehouse capacity as well as cross-docking and inland distribution service, moving freight more fluidly and bypassing bottlenecks at other West Coast seaports, the company said. The location offers a 36-foot clear height, 46 dock doors, a modern warehouse management system and lots of parking for trailers, the company added. “Responding to market demand, as…
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