Containerized imports and exports through the Port of Tacoma waters saw double-digit growth last month, pushing container volumes up 47 percent compared to the same month last year.
Full containerized imports posted the most dramatic increase with a 62-percent gain to 114,176 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). Exports rose 41 percent to 81,567 TEUs.
The surge in international container volumes reflects shippers preparing for Lunar New Year, when factories in several Asian countries that export to the U.S. close their doors for one to two weeks. The holiday fell in mid-February this… Read More