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August 02, 2017
Ports of Seattle and Tacoma year-to-date container volumes up 7 percent
The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) announced that total container volumes for the gateway declined 1 percent in June, but that total year-to-date volumes at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are up 7 percent.
Year to date, full import volumes were up 7 percent to 694,175 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). Meanwhile, full exports grew 2 percent to 476,745 TEUs. Total international container volume, including empties, increased 10 percent year to date to 1,477,870 TEUs.
Full imports for the month of June declined 10 percent to 115,788 TEUs compared to last year. Full exports were down 15 percent to 73,916 TEUs for the month. Empty exports grew 60 percent as ocean carriers continue to reposition containers to Asia in preparation for peak season.
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