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Free bus tours at Port of Tacoma

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Sep. 6, 2012 at 8:46 am with No Comments »
September 6, 2012 9:53 am

If you’re interested in an update on all the new container importing activity at the Port of Tacoma, consider taking the free narrated bus tour the port is offering Sept. 21.

The guided tour will highlight how containers of consumer goods are unloaded from ships and put onto rail cars or trucks to head to market, the port said.
Unloading containers at Washington United Terminal

The port is particularly busy these days with the addition of a handful of new shipping lines to the repertoire of those calling at the port’s Tideflats terminals. That new volume of business has changed the way some of the terminals are operated with new portable rubber-tired gantry cranes employed to stack containers on atop the other.

The tour leaves the Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd. Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. The tour last about an hour and 15 minutes.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. Children age 6 and older are welcome. Photo identification is required for passengers more than 17 years of age.

Reservations are available by calling 253-383-9463 or emailing

Learn more at the port’s website at

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