Thursday, February 24, 2011

Seattle Port Maintains Solid Growth in January

The Port of Seattle rang in the New Year with a solid performance in January, posting solid double-digit percentage increases in total boxes, import boxes and export boxes handed during the month compared to the year-ago period.

The port handled a total of 175,273 TEUs in January, a 13.3 percent increase over January 2010.

Port officials reported handling a total of 75,946 loaded inbound TEUs for the month, a 12.7 percent increase over January last year. The port also handled 54,001 loaded outbound TEUs, an identical 12.7 percent increase over the year-ago period.