NWSA YTD TEU volumes down 5.6%

NWSA-operated breakbulk terminals set new monthly record

Reduced vessel calls—resulting from vessel delays at other ports and ongoing service suspensions—continued to negatively impact NWSA volumes in July. Total container volume for the month decreased 15.9% to 260,572 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), with full imports declining 30.4% and full exports declining 16.8% year-over-year. A higher-than-average volume of full imports in July 2021 also contributed to the unfavorable year-over-year comparisons. Year-to-date volumes declined 5.6% to 2,067,304 TEUs, with full imports and exports declining 10.3% and 23.3%, respectively.

Domestic container volumes increased 1.6% compared to YTD July 2021. Alaska volumes increased 2.7% while Hawaii volumes declined 2.5%.

Husky Terminal received four new Rubber Tired Gantries (RTGs) in early August. The new RTGs will enhance cargo-handling efficiency and increase yard density. They are the latest investment in the terminal, which received two new side picks in the fall, allowing for better densification of the yard space.

  • At almost 41,000 metric tons, July 2022 was a record-breaking month for breakbulk cargo handled at NWSA-operated breakbulk terminals. YTD July breakbulk cargo volumes grew 29.3% for 282,068 metric tons.
  • Auto volumes were 84,681 units, down 17.7% over YTD July 2021.

View the July 2022 cargo reports: