Empties and New Routes Drive SeaTac’s Continued Growth

Cons. Discr. - Autos 881 Cons. Discr. - Durables 260 Corp - Ports 758 Mode - Containerized 1192 Mode - Seaborne 1517 U.S. 4291

Container handling through Seattle and Tacoma climbed 14.6% higher year over year in March. That was flattered by a 47.7% surge of empty containers as previous congestion issues were cleared. There was also an 11.9% rise in inbound shipments. The port is becoming increasingly reliant on shipments from outside China and Canada for its growth. The leading importer from outside China and Canada to the two ports in the 12 months to Mar. 31 include Samsung Electronics, with 15.9k TEUs of home appliances shipped including Thai microwaves and Mexican fridges. Other major importers on the same r...

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