Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tacoma to Host Agriculture Transportation Meeting

By Karen Robes Meeks

Tacoma will welcome the Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s (AgTC) annual meeting this summer. The association, representing agricultural shippers, estimates that some 350 attendees will gather for the June 12–15 event at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, a major US gateway for exporting refrigerated goods, agricultural and forest products, pitched Tacoma as a host location in order to show off the Pacific Northwest region and its international agricultural cargo advantages.

AgTC members are major players in trade, sending over 2 million containers of food, farm and fiber products annually. The alliance, made up of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, handled more than $6.8 million worth of those exports in 2016.