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Seattle Box Imports Dive 27.8 Percent

Port of Seattle and Mt. Rainier

Port of Seattle and Mt. Rainier

Container imports at the Port of Seattle fell back 27.8 percent in May from the same month a year ago in a broad decline in international shipping at Pacific Northwest ports.

The Port of Tacoma reported containerized imports fell 15.2 percent year-over-year in May and both Washington state ports showed exports flattening out this spring.

The Pacific Northwest ports also face growing competition from ports in Canada for inbound volume from Asia.

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