Port of Tacoma intermodal traffic up 14% year-to-date
June 22, 2012
The Port of Tacoma said intermodal lifts grew 14% year to date in May, driven by an increase in imports and exports moving by rail. The domestic intermodal business also grew more than 10% year to date. Breakbulk volumes posted a 93% gain year to date in May, and auto imports improved 12%.
Container volumes through Tacoma remained fairly steady through May, dipping 0.6% year to date. Imports and exports grew 6%, but domestic volumes dropped 5.4% year to date. Despite the decline, domestic trade showed promise in May, the port said, with its highest monthly volume so far this year.
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