NWSA volume growth trend continues

The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled a total of 307,592 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), an increase of 13.8% compared to July 2020. Full imports grew 21.5%, while full exports decreased 13.6%, reflecting trends in other major west coast gateways.

Year-to-date volumes improved 18.2% to 2,167,766 TEUs, with full imports growing 29.6% and full exports declining 11.5%.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance earned its fifth consecutive Quest for Quality Awards from Logistics Management despite global supply chain challenges. The NWSA has received the Quest for Quality honor every year since its formation.

Domestic volumes grew 8.8% vs. YTD 2020. Alaska volumes saw a 5.6% increase while Hawaii volumes grew 23.9%.

Other cargo stats:

  • Breakbulk YTD July 2021 cargo volumes grew 36.3% to 218,177 metric tons. July 2021 was a record-breaking month for the NWSA gateway.
  • Auto volumes were 102,926 units, up 33.2% over YTD July 2020.

View the July 2021 cargo reports: