Ports Of Seattle, Tacoma To Share Information

SEATTLE (AP) — The ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to share information about operations, facilities and rates to help Puget Sound compete in a shifting global maritime industry.

The ports said Friday they were filing an agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to respond to what they call “unprecedented industry pressures.”

The ports say they face increased competition from other North America ports as shipping lines invest in larger vessels and consolidate terminals.

The idea of merging the ports of Seattle and Tacoma is not part of the discussion.

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