The Port of Tacoma was the biggest loser among the nation’s major ports in containerized cargo from mid-2008 to mid-2010, a new government study says.
The port’s volume of foreign containerized trade fell 36.3 percent in that two-year period, said the Federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That percentage decrease was greater than any of the 19 other ports in the new study.
Portland was in the second worst with a drop of 34.3 percent in the same period. Overall, the top 20 ports lost 6.8 percent of their business during that time frame.
The study counted only containers imported from …