The Northwest Seaport Alliance Flexes Its Cargo Muscle

It’s often overlooked, but the working waterfront is a huge economic driver
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It’s been five years since the ports of Tacoma and Seattle joined forces to create the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), now the fourth-largest container gateway in North America, behind only Los Angeles, Long Beach and New York/New Jersey. Top trading partners are China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Here are some key NWSA marine-cargo metrics:

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