Two recent news items from Tacoma’s News Tribune:
Port of Tacoma reports best year since 2008
A new report from the Port of Tacoma shows container traffic up nearly 16 percent last year over 2011 to 1.711 million container units.
That container volume was pumped up by the move of the Grand Alliance container [...]
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 [...]
Container volumes through the Port of Tacoma jumped 20 percent compared to the same month last year, boosted by the addition of new shipping lines and services, as well as continued strong volumes from established customers.
The Grand Alliance began calling Tacoma’s Washington United Terminals July 2. The consortium includes three of the world’s largest [...]
The Port of Seattle got good news for a change on Tuesday when Maersk Line renewed its agreement to call SSA’s Terminal 18 at the port.
Maersk Line will continue to call the port with its TP 9 service from Asia, which is a vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM on which both lines deploy eight [...]
A midyear review shows the Port of Tacoma’s financial results are showing signs of improvement as business turns upward after a five-year decline.
New figures presented to port commissioners predict the port’s net income will exceed both last year’s and the port’s own forecasts for 2012.
International container traffic is up 16 percent over last [...]
Zim news release:
ZIM would like to inform that as of July 1st 2012, our Pacific North Express (PNX) and North West Express (NWX) services will commence calling the Port of Tacoma’s Washington United Terminal. The services will cease calling the Port of Seattle.
This change will be implemented as follows:
The PNX will arrive [...]
Excerpts from a recent article in the Seattle Times:
Seattle is North America’s seventh-biggest container port; Tacoma ranks No. 11.
In March, the Grand Alliance shipping lines decided to move from Seattle to Tacoma. When that happens in July, it will take about 20 percent of the container business from the Port of Seattle, more [...]
No one is saying definitively yet what gave the Port of Tacoma the edge over the Port of Seattle in the contest to win the business of three container shipping lines, but Port of Tacoma officials say it wasn’t just money.
Port spokeswoman Tara Mattina said Friday that Tacoma’s port has several advantages over its [...]
A consortium of three shipping lines that accounts for about 20 percent of the Port of Seattle’s container traffic is moving to Tacoma — the latest shift in the long-running rivalry between the two seaports.
The “Grand Alliance” consortium of Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd, Japan’s NYK Line and OOCL of Hong Kong, which now operates at Terminal [...]
Six leading container shipping lines have agreed to create one of the largest vessel networks in the Far East-to-Europe trade lane.
The new G6 Alliance will create one of the leading networks in the Far East-to-Europe and Far East-to-Mediterranean container shipping markets with more than 90 ships in nine services calling at more than 40 [...]
The Grand Alliance services PAX and NWX to Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya, which are operated by Hapag-Lloyd, will resume normal calls March 31, according to a bulletin by OOCL on its Web site.
The two services had been disrupted since March 16 in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March [...]