The Port of Grays Harbor reports that record cargo shipments came through Grays Harbor.
In a release, the local port tells KXRO that Deputy Executive Director Leonard Barnes reported 125 ships and barges called the Port’s deep-water terminals, with nearly 3 million metric tons of cargo handled, setting a new record for tonnage in the Port’s 107-year history.
According to the port, AGP products led the volumes with exports , with a record 56 vessels calling Terminal 2 to carry the record amount of product to Pacific Rim markets.
In May 2018, the facility set a record for product through-put handling more than 254,000 metric tons that month.
They say that REG Grays Harbor and Contanda also saw record amounts for the amount of liquid bulk cargo transported, with automobiles, equipment, and logs handled at Terminal 4 rounding out the mix of record-setting cargo.
In relation to the record shipments, local longshore hours worked topped 157,000 hours, a 10% increase over 2017.
The port said that while 2018 was a record setting year, 2019 look promising.
More information on the Port of Grays Harbor’s facilities and operations is available at portofgraysharbor.com.