• ITVI.USA
    16,240.330
    -110.510
    -0.7%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.762
    0.031
    1.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.780
    0.120
    0.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,233.310
    -109.890
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    16,240.330
    -110.510
    -0.7%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.762
    0.031
    1.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.780
    0.120
    0.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,233.310
    -109.890
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
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Puget Sound container volumes on the rise

The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled 296,349 TEUs in July and nearly 2.1 million TEUs for the first seven months of 2015, up 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

   The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), which consists of the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma, handled 296,349 TEUs in July, an increase of 8 percent from July 2014.
   For the first seven months of 2015, the NWSA handled nearly 2.1 million TEUs, up 4 percent from the same period last year.
   Export containers increased nearly 6 percent year-to-date to 733,150 TEUs. The NWSA attributed the increase to a high number of empty containers being shipped back to Asia. Full export containers fell nearly 14 percent on the year due to a stronger U.S. dollar and weaker economies in Japan and China, NWSA said in a statement. The extreme temperatures in the Pacific Northwest have also hindered the state’s agricultural output.
   Year-to-date containerized imports at the ports grew 3 percent to 823,695 TEUs.
   The Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma officially formed the NWSA Aug. 4 in an attempt to strengthen the Puget Sound gateway and attract more cargo for the region.

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