<p>The COVID-19 virus is causing an outbreak of a pneumonia-type illness in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to expand in scope and magnitude. On Jan. 30, 2020, the <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019">World Health Organization</a> declared the virus outbreak a global health emergency.</p>
March 31, 2020
<p>The Northwest Seaport Alliance was contacted Wednesday, March 25, after an employee of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Industrial Tacoma (WWIT) heavy-equipment processing center tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last at work on March 20 and has since been in self-quarantine.</p>
March 26, 2020
<p>Keeping the health, safety, and well-being of the public and our workforce is the top priority for The Northwest Seaport Alliance. Each of our terminals has modified its business continuity plan in response to the rapidly evolving nature of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NWSA and our supply chain partners are also focused on mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the virus.</p>
March 20, 2020
As of March 9, 2020:  All empty containers arriving to Terminal 18 are required to have a valid appointment via eModal prior to arriving at the
March 17, 2020
<p>All marine terminals in Seattle and Tacoma continue operations at The Northwest Seaport Alliance. The NWSA remains committed to serving our customers and supply chain partners who depend on our gateway to deliver goods around the world.</p>
March 17, 2020
<p>The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s total container volume for February 2020 was 260,932 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 3.1% decrease from Feb</p>
March 16, 2020
The City of Tacoma is conducting street repairs on Portland Avenue near the Lincoln Avenue Bridge. We expect the road will be closed to one lane each
February 26, 2020
<p>The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s total container volume for January 2020 was 263,816 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 19.1% decrease from January 2019.</p>
February 19, 2020
<p>John McCarthy, Port of Tacoma commission president and co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, provided the following <a href="https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2020/1/building-infrastructure-in-america-overview-of-the-build-america-bureau-and-the-u-s-department-of-transportation-rural-transportation-initiatives">testimony</a> Tuesday to the Transportation and Safety Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.</p>
January 28, 2020