Port of Tacoma ranks highest on West Coast for value, ease of doing business

The Port of Tacoma, for the second year in a row, ranked highest among West Coast ports for ease of doing business in Logistics Management’s 2014 Quest for Quality awards. Tacoma also placed highest in the value category.

Overall, Tacoma rated second highest among ports on the West Coast.

Winners were selected by the magazine’s readers—the buyers of logistics and transportation services. Readers evaluated ports using five criteria: ease of doing business, value, ocean carrier network, intermodal network, and equipment and operations. A port had to receive at least 5 percent of the category vote to win.

The complete list of winners is featured in the magazine’s August issue at http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/. 

About the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.

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