Imports up, exports down, logs down a lot.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance comprising the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle this week released the latest trade scorecard showing cargo volumes at the two facilities.
As the Northwest Seaport Alliance, the two ports now are releasing cargo figures only as combined totals rather than by individual ports. The ports are in the process of joining their cargo operations into a single alliance, casting aside decades of rivalry between them. The alliance will manage the marketing and operations of the ports’ cargo facilities, but those facilities will remain under each port’s individual ownership.
The boards of both ports will host a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss and answer questions concerning the proposed alliance.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW in Lakewood.