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Report suggests Port of Seattle consolidate, CEO won’t rule it out

Port of Seattle

The report says the port needs improved on-dock rail, but it has been limited in its ability to improve, especially near Terminal 46. The report goes on to say that the port needs dramatic and costly improvements to handle bigger ships.

A recently discovered report suggests the Port of Seattle’s marine operations are well below capacity, and it needs major improvements to stay competitive.

The Port of Seattle issued a release last January announcing it was filing a “discussion agreement” with the Federal Maritime Commission that would allow them to gather and share information “to identify potential options for responding to unprecedented industry pressures.”

“Nothing is off the table,” said Yoshitani. “The shipping lines are consolidating to form alliances, and it might be worthwhile for the ports to look at it.”

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