The Port of Tacoma announces that its customer, Washington United Terminals, was selected by the NATC Group, which represents the Grand Alliance, to bring additional container lines and the associated jobs to a community.
It is expected that the new business will begin this July.
More information will be unveiled as Washington United Terminals and the NATC Group work through the details.
The shipping industry has undergone dramatic change in the past three years in response to tremendous economic and competitive pressures. Shipping lines have formed alliances to share ship space, terminal capacity and reduce fuel costs. Maersk’s alliance two years ago with CMA CGM is an example of what might be expected in the coming years until the economy recovers.
“We are confident that, together with our labor partners, we will continue to provide stellar service to our valued customers and community, and in doing so, will continue to realize new business opportunities at the Port of Tacoma,” said Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe.
Source: Port of Tacoma, March 9, 2012