Friday, April 30, 2021

NWSA Welcomes New Service

The Northwest Seaport Alliance will soon welcome a new service to its Tacoma Harbor.

Starting in May, Tacoma’s Husky Terminal will be part of the MSC's Santana service, which also features stops in Yantian and Shanghai in China.

"The Tacoma Harbor has welcomed many extra-loader MSC vessels over the past few months, providing relief from congestion at other ports and further showing that our gateway has the capacity to meet growing demand now and in the future." NWSA's co-chair and Port of Tacoma Commission President Dick Marzano said. "We are thankful to our labor partners and the BNSF who have helped keep our gateway's operations smooth, productive and efficient. We look forward to moving more MSC cargo through this new service calling our gateway.”

The MSC Santana service is the latest in a series of five new services coming to the Seattle and Tacoma seaports since the start of 2021. In March, NWSA welcomed Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.’s new Southeast Asia E-commerce Express, which stops at Husky Terminal.

Also, Wan Hai Lines made Seattle Harbor its first port of call for the company’s new AA5 service that kicked off in mid-March and offers direct links between Asia and the Pacific Northwest.