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1/26/2011



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Seattle port set annual volume record in 2010


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Last year, the Port of Seattle handled slightly more than 2.1 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), breaking its previous annual volume record of 2.08 million TEUs set in 2005.

Container volume was spurred by strong export traffic, the addition of Maersk/CMA CGM container ships, increased ship sizes and "fee free" policies at terminals, port officials said in a prepared statement.

“We have the capacity for larger container ships, we remain fee-free, and have great proximity to rail facilities and major highways,” said Linda Styrk, the port’s managing director.
 
The port features four container terminals and is served by BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.


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