Continued increases in international and domestic intermodal container traffic helped drive Port of Tacoma’s intermodal volumes up 16 percent through February.

This is the fourth month in a row that intermodal volumes have increased. For the same time period, total container volumes dropped by 4 percent. Other year-over-year Tacoma cargo results include:

• Breakbulk volumes rose 51 percent, piqued by strong demand for construction and agriculture equipment.

• Imported auto units are up 7 percent, illustrating improving U.S. auto sales.

• Log exports slipped 28 percent, due to a slowing Chinese real estate market and the general economy.