APM Terminals’ operations in Tacoma likely to cease by the end of 2017

APM Terminals may stop operating at the Port of Tacoma at the end of 2017 as its main customer, Matson, does not intend to renew its current terminal services agreement when it expires at the end of the year.

The terminal became part of Maersk with the acquisition of US-based Sea-Land Service in 2000. The 600,000 TEUs annual throughput capacity facility was used primarily by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, and a weekly service between Tacoma and Dutch Harbor, handling approximately 190,000 TEUs in 2016.

APM Terminals’ US portfolio includes operations at APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles, the largest proprietary terminal in North America; APM Terminals Port Elizabeth, at the Port of New York & New Jersey; APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama; and a 49% share in the South Florida Container Terminal, at the Port of Miami, Florida.

Source: APM Terminals