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NWSA Unfazed by Hanjin’s Woes

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Hanjin Shipping’s filing for receivership did not impact cargo volumes in the Puget Sound in August, with the Northwest Seaport Alliance reporting the highest monthly container volumes for an August since 2012.

Full imports at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma improved 4 percent in August 2016 compared to August 2015, while full exports surged 15 percent month over month. Overall, the ports handled 313,811 TEUs in August 2016.

However, the busy August did not help the two ports improve their container volumes year to date which are still slightly below the results recorded during the same period in 2015.

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