Friday, February 26, 2021

Imports Up at NWSA

Latest numbers show that imports rose nearly 11 percent last month at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, according to the Northwest Seaport Alliance.

The ports moved 288,289 TEUs in January, a 9.3 percent jump from the same time a year ago, with imports up 10.9 percent. Meanwhile, exports fell 13.4 percent.

This news comes as vessels from Wan Hai Lines’ new AA5 service is scheduled to make its call to Seattle Harbor in mid-March, giving customers direct links between Asia and the Pacific Northwest.

Also beginning in mid-March is ZIM new quick transpacific ZX2 service, which will be regularly visiting the Tacoma Harbor and the newly modernized Husky Terminal.