K Line to expand Tacoma terminal

K Line to expand Tacoma terminal

Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has provided details of plans to upgrade its facilities at the port of Tacoma on the west coast of the US.

K Line established its container terminal in Tacoma, HUSKY Terminal, in 1983. Its expansion will be completed by July 2018 giving the facility 420,000 sq m of leased and preferential berthing area plus four new large gantry cranes to handle larger boxships.

US west coast ports have started handling ultra large container vessels for the first time this year with more shipping lines expected to supersize their vessel offerings on the transpacific.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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