FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2018
THE HUSKY TERMINAL AND WASHINGTON UNITED TERMINAL ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF THE TACOMA MARINE TERMINAL OPERATORS CONFERENCE.
Husky Terminal announced today the establishment of the Tacoma Marine Terminal Operators Conference (“Tacoma MTO Conference”). The Tacoma MTO Conference operates at the Port of Tacoma and authorizes its members to discuss rates, publish schedules, coordinate with third-parties, and agree upon practices related to their operations, facilities and services. The Tacoma MTO Conference operates according to an agreement that went into effect on June 2, 2018.
The two members of the Tacoma MTO Conference may publish a joint schedule containing a terminal service throughput rate, rules, and practices. The MTO Conference may also facilitate terminal infrastructure improvements and rates that promote the long-term success of the Conference members.
Husky Terminal continues investing in upgrades to its facility in anticipation of accommodating 18,000 teu container vessels. The improvements include the addition of a second wharf resulting in a contiguous berth length of 2,965 feet, eight new Super-Post-Panamax cranes, upgraded container yard, and a new state of the art gate complex, all of which is adjacent to a high capacity intermodal facility with direct connections to the major rail lines.