July 23 - The Port of Tacoma handled 118,921 tonnes of breakbulk cargo in June 2014: a 12 percent rise on the same period last year.

The port also handled its 1 millionth container of 2014 in June, and container volumes improved by 22 percent year-over-year.

The Port of Tacoma said that volumes continued to reflect the surge in imports as shippers moved inventory before the West Coast labour contract expired on June 30, 2014.