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New Seattle terminal for handling increased U.S. and Canadian-bound cargo


Terminal 46 welcomed the Triumph Ace on March 27, marking the opening of the terminal to regular auto and breakbulk cargo service. Terminal 46, a key maritime property located in The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) Seattle Harbor offers 42 plus acres of cargo lay-down space for shippers.

Pacific Terminal Services Company (PTSC) will operate alongside International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 19 which unloads cargo from vessels at berth alongside the terminal.

“We are excited to open Terminal 46 for regular service,” stated Hamdi Mohamed, Port of Seattle Commission President and The Northwest Seaport Alliance Co-Chair. “The Northwest Seaport Alliance is committed to cargo operations, which are a crucial element of a working waterfront that supports tens of thousands of regional jobs. We appreciate our partners at PTSC and the ILWU Local 19 for supporting shippers in moving automobiles, construction machinery, and other heavy-haul equipment across the Pacific Northwest.”

“Breakbulk and automobile volumes in the NWSA gateway have increased significantly over the past few years,” stated Kristin Ang, Port of Tacoma Commission President and The Northwest Seaport Alliance Co-Chair. “The opening of Terminal 46 for breakbulk and auto cargo will further expand this line of business for the NWSA, increasing job opportunities on our maritime facilities and supporting businesses and workers across the Puget Sound.”

Over the past several years, the terminal has played a critical role in providing available capacity for various cargo needs throughout the gateway. In response to post-pandemic containerized cargo surges, Terminal 46 evolved into a crucial near-dock storage facility, facilitating the seamless movement of containerized cargo.

(Photo from Northwest Seaport Alliance)



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