The positive effects of the Grand Alliance shipping consortium’s move to the Port of Tacoma were again showing in port container volume figures released this week.
Those figures show the port handled 195,718 container units last month, some 36.9 percent greater than the same month last year.
The Grand Alliance, a shipping partnership among four lines, NYK, OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd and Zim, moved its operations to the Port of Tacoma from Seattle in July.
Meanwhile at the Port of Seattle, the departure of the Grand Alliance is having a noticeable effect. September container numbers there were down 15.1 percent. Collectively, the container numbers at the ports of Tacoma and Seattle are up 9.4 percent for September.