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Welcome to TCT - Tacoma Container Terminal

Priority Daily Message  

TCT Gate will open at 08:00 starting July 1st.

Clean Truck Program and RFID Tag Deadline December 31, 2018.             

You will be turned away at the gate if you:

*  Do not have an RFID tag

*  Have an incomplete registration on eModal (e.g. no VIN attached to tag, no driver attached to tag).

*  Have a dead battery on your existing RFID tag.

If you have any questions, go to eModal's online help center or contact eModal helpline at 866-758-3838 or helpdesk@emodal.com

RFID tags will be required in both Seattle and Tacoma by the end of 2018.  Stickers will no longer be used at the NWSA.            

Starting Monday, April 29th, TCT will no longer be using the F Lot . Trucks can proceed directly to the TCT ingate.

Tacoma Container Terminal

Tacoma Container Terminal

710 Port of Tacoma Rd.
Tacoma, WA 98421




Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Breaks from 10:30 - 10:45 am and 3:30 - 3:45 pm

Meal hour from 11:50 am - 1:00 pm



Mobile Site: https://mvoyagertrack.portsamerica.com

To view the Live Web Camera,
please click


Vessel Schedule
Service Vessel Open Yard Close
WS2 BALEARES 005W Yard 06/17/19, Reefers 06/26/19 06/28/19
WS1 RAINIER 113W Yard 06/19/19 07/01/19
WS2 WESTERLAND 021W Yard 06/27/19, Reefers 07/10/19 07/12/19
WS1 VICTORIA 105W Yard 07/12/19 07/25/19
Upcoming Vessels
** Please note: Vessel open and close dates are subject to change based on actual vessel arrival times. **
Service Vessel Open Yard Close
WS2 BALLENITA 011W Yard 07/15/19, Reefers 07/24/19 07/26/19
WS1 COLUMBIA 110W Yard 07/16/19 07/30/19
WS2 BALEARES 006W Yard 07/26/19, Reefers 08/07/19 08/09/19
WS1 OLYMPIA 095W Yard 07/31/19 08/13/19
Port of Tacoma Construction Updates



Port of Tacoma Construction Updates

Nothing to report at this time. 

TCT, Ports America and the Port Of Tacoma are

working together to keep it safe for you. 

Please do your part as well. 

Thank You!



Reefer Instructions

  • Turn off reefer gensets before entering gate lanes.  Turn on after transaction completed.
  • All Export Live Reefers Must check in with mechanics for temperature verification and unplugging before proceeding to strad transfer zone.
  • Truckers found in violation will be banned for 2 weeks. 


Safety Rules - Attention Trucking Community

PPE: Hi-Visibility ANSI accepted clothing or safety vest is required while on terminal

Observe all stop bars and safety signs.     

Do not exit your trucks at any point on Port Center Road before entering TCT truck gate lanes. 

Do not drive in 'Auto' lane or on the opposite side of the double yellow. This will be strictly enforced. 


Violation of any Safety Rule:

1st violation - a warning will be issued and trucker sent to the end of the line

2nd violation - will result in a ban from the facility.  

Additionally, Port Police may issue ticket with fines


T.W.I.C Cards:

No truck drivers will be allowed into Tacoma Container Terminal without a valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential.  For further information please refer to: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic


Roadability Rules:

All chassis, except for those chassis owned by an independent truck driver or owned by an independent non PMA affiliated trucking company and identified and proven as such, shall go through roadability.

If a driver with a long term leased chassis fails any part of the 8 part inspections, they may have mechanics make the necessary repairs or the container shall be removed and the driver may exit the facility.




Gensets will only be released on bookings noted to require a genset. If a booking does not require "genset" then one will NOT be dispatched. To have a booking updated to include a genset please contact appropriate SSCO.


Transfer Zone Process:

Once driver has parked in a transfer zone lane, exit the vehicle and scan the ticket. Scan the ticket again if conducting a dry dual transaction (including empties). Driver is to remain in booth until successfully loaded.