NWSA auto units up 121.6% YTD

Full imports show modest growth for the month

July 2023 container volumes reached 234,875 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), with total container volume decreasing 9.9% over July 2022. Full imports increased 0.2% while full exports for the month decreased 7.6%.

Year-over-year comparisons continue to reflect the pandemic-driven conditions of 2022 and ongoing soft import demand relative to last year. Total TEUs declined 21.2% YTD to 1,631,448 TEUs, with full imports and exports declining 25.7% and 4.3%, respectively.

NWSA finished first in the West Coast Ports category and highest in the Ease of Doing Business and Value categories amongst west coast ports in Logistics Management Quest for Quality Awards. NWSA was among 13 ports to receive the distinction this year.

Domestic container volume decreased 2.4% YTD 2023 compared to YTD 2022. Alaska volumes increased 0.5%, and Hawaii volumes declined 14.6%.

Other cargo stats:

  • Breakbulk volume decreased 10.3% for 253,128 metric tons YTD. Because of high container freight rates and lack of availability on container vessels last year, some cargo shifted to Ro-Ro vessels. Now that container rates are cooling and service level has returned, cargo is transitioning back.
  • Auto volumes were 187,615 units, up 121.6%. New General Motors business coupled with GLOVIS America’s consolidation of its KIA and Hyundai business in our gateway from September of last year will make for favorable month-over-month comparisons in 2023.

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