Washington state ports see breakbulk surge in 2020
Washington State Ports see Breakbulk Surge in 2020
February 8, 2021 –JOC.com
Breakbulk volumes surged through Washington state ports during 2020, with high-and-heavy cargoes an outlier in terms of growth at the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) ports of Seattle and Tacoma and the Port of Longview benefiting from a diversion of wind energy cargoes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the unexpected exit of a key log export customer, Longview’s total breakbulk volumes 12 percent to 7.6 million metric tons (mt) for the year, according to Laurie Nelson-Cooley, manager of business development for the port.