The Port of Hueneme on Monday posted its strongest cargo numbers since the start of the recession, with healthy gains made in processing its most lucrative cargo, automobiles.
Total cargo tonnage for the fiscal year ending June 30 rose 8.2 percent to 1.32 million metric tons. The last time cargo tonnage was higher was 2007.
Tacoma's foreign trade zone ranks third among the 35 West Coast zones, behind San Diego and Long Beach, CA.
The total dollar value of cargo moved through the Port of Tacoma’s foreign trade zone tripled in the past fiscal year. For the U.S. government fiscal-year 2010 (which ended Sept. 30, 2010), more than $1.3 [...]
The arriving transport ships are met by 150 members of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1291, who drive factory-new autos to four lots near the waterfront.
From there, 180 Teamster laborers take over fueling, washing, adding accessories, and a final inspection before the cars are loaded onto trucks headed to showrooms.
This month, a labor [...]