The Port of Tacoma’s container business continued outperforming last year’s numbers with the port seeing nearly a 17 percent in container volumes in May.
For the year through the end of May, the port reported Wednesday that its container numbers were up 31 percent. The presence of the Grand Alliance container shipping consortium at the port in 2013 was responsible for much of the increase.
Four container shipping lines, OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and Zim, moved their Puget Sound base of operations from Seattle to Tacoma last July. The four lines carry each other’s cargo in the trans-Pacific trade.
The port …