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Port of Tacoma unloading largest load of vehicles ever today

Port of Tacoma unloading largest load of vehicles ever today

WASHINGTON: The Glovis Composer, a roll-on/roll-off vessel carrying a shipment of 4,818 vehicles, is berthing today at the Port of Tacoma’s Terminal 7, marking the largest single-vessel auto discharge in the facility’s history. The ro-ro ship from South Korea is 656 feet long and 106 feet wide, with a gross tonnage of 58,631 tons.

The vessel has a total capacity to move 6,400 vehicles; discharges from this same vessel last year, however, averaged only 1,825 cars. Six high and heavy cargoes will also be received at Terminal 7 in addition to the vehicles, according to the Northwest Seaport Alliance. After unloading, the Glovis Composer is expected to return to Korea Tuesday evening.