SSA Marine has taken over stevedoring and terminal services for Matson Line at the Northwest Seaport Alliance Tacoma terminal.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance has agreed a 10-year lease with SSA Marine for the West Sitcum Terminal in Tacoma.
The agreement follows Matson lines moving its Tacoma services to SSAT (SSA Terminals) earlier this year, after which APM Terminals signalled it was likely to exit Tacoma, and subsequently gave notice that it would end its lease early, on Sept. 30.
The Tacoma terminal, operated by APM Terminals since 1985, was the only Matson terminal on the West Coast not already managed by SSA Marine. SSAT intends to assume Matson stevedoring operations at the West Sitcum Terminal this month.