NWSA March 2021 volumes increase 25%

Full imports surge 66.5%

The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled a total of 330,175 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in March, growing 25% compared to March 2020. Full imports increased 66.5%, while full exports decreased 11.6%.

Year-to-date volumes improved 11.8% to 881,794 TEUs, with full imports growing 27.5% and full exports declining 12.8%.

The first vessel of ZIM’s Southeast Asia E-commerce Xpress (ZX2) called Husky Terminal on March 23. The service focuses on expediting time-sensitive cargo across the Pacific Ocean. The ZX2 serves the growing Southeast Asia market, offering shippers more options to move goods through our gateway.

For domestic trade, volumes grew 6.1% vs. YTD 2020. Alaska volumes saw a 3.9% increase while Hawaii volumes grew 15.9%.

Other cargo stats:

  • Breakbulk YTD March 2021 cargo volumes grew 17.0% for 73,448 metric tons.
  • Auto volumes were 46,698 units, up 2.5% over YTD March 2020.

View the March 2021 cargo reports: