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Port of Tacoma Leases Land for WWL Auto Processing Facility

Port of Tacoma Leases Land for WWL Auto Processing Facility
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The Port of Tacoma in Washington State (U.S.) has leased 90 acres of land at the former smelter site of Kaiser Aluminum to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL). The facility is projected to be open by the final quarter of 2018 and will create 100 jobs, these are in addition to 61 employers already.

A 30-year lease has been approved and granted by the Port of Tacoma commissioners to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) allowing them to build a facility for automotive processing at the old Kaiser Aluminum location. A 10-year vessel services agreement has also been approved by the Managing Members of The Northwest Seaport Alliance which will set the breakbulk service rates under the alliances management.

WWL Vehicle Services Americas President, John Felitto said, “WWL is delighted to grow our relationship with the Port of Tacoma through the addition of a state-of-the-art automotive processing center. We are thankful for the support of Northwest Seaport Alliance commissioners and the Port of Tacoma team who made this a success.”

The creation of this new automotive facility will increase the footprint of WWL marine cargo operations in the U.S. Northwest.

Port of Tacoma Commission President, Don Meyer explained about the new agreement, “This site is a prime piece of industrially-zoned land with access to a deep-water berth,” further adding, “We are pleased to see it put back into productive use to support The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s marine cargo business and help a valued customer grow.”

The Tacoma facility is projected to cost upwards of $35 million and when fully operational will have the ability to process 100,000 vehicles each year at full working capacity. A majority of these vehicles will be for the immediate local market or transported by rail freight to the Midwest. Docking ships will berth at the East Blair One Wharf.

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