Sept. 4, 2015—The container terminals at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are running at less than half their capacity, according to a study conducted for the ports.
The study by Mercator International of Kirkland—one of several last year—said no other major port complex in North America is so underused.
Mercator also says Puget Sound ports have been losing ground, even as competitor ports have been gaining.
Puget Sound container volumes have been coasting lower since 2006. The Canadian ports have been growing rapidly.
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