January International Volumes Up Versus 2022

Auto Units Up 27%

Full international imports and exports extended the months’ long growth streak with full imports increasing 1.7% and full exports increasing 19.6% over last year. Total International volumes grew 0.4% compared with last year. January container volumes reached 211,283 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), with total volume decreasing 0.9% over January 2023.

The NWSA welcomed a new rail connection with Eastern Washington this month. The new intermodal ramp — located in Wallula, Washington, and operated by Tri-Cities Intermodal (TCI) — will provide Washington agriculture exporters with direct rail service to NWSA marine terminals and global markets. The first train departed from Wallula carrying containerized hay bound for China. This is the latest milestone in NWSA’s Inland Rail Hub Initiative aimed at increasing U.S. export volumes shipped via the NWSA gateway.

Domestic container volume decreased 4.9% January 2024 compared to January 2023. Alaska volumes decreased 6.5%, and Hawaii volumes increased 5.8%. 

Other cargo stats:

  • Total breakbulk volume increased 11.6% for 34,833 metric tons YTD.
  • Auto volumes were 30,102 units, up 27.1%. Consumer demand for automobiles continues to contribute to strong volumes.

View the January 2024 cargo reports: