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Facilities for Today and the Future

The Port of Seattle is a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.

As one of the largest land holders in King County, the port owns parks and public access areas, Sea-Tac airport, conference facilities at the airport and on the waterfront, recreational boating marinas, piers for workboats and cruise ships, office space, storage and warehouse operations, and more. 

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – Ranked 9th among U. S. airports for passenger activity and 21st for air cargo, Sea-Tac is a hub of aviation activity and an economic driver for the entire region. Sea-Tac Airport is home to 29 airlines serving domestic and international destinations 24/7. Just minutes from downtown Seattle and centralized distribution centers.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance: two harbors... one gateway. In 2015 Port of Seattle joined forces with the Port of Tacoma to unify management of our marine cargo facilities and business to strengthen the PUget Sound gateway and attract more marine cargo and jobs for the region. The Northwest Seaport Alliance offers two harbors to provide unlimited options and flexibility for cargo customers.

Cruise Ship Terminals – Two cruise facilities located at the Bell Street Pier and Smith Cove on the Seattle waterfront serve nearly one million passengers each year for cruises to Alaska. Together they serve seven cruise lines and have 2,700 secure parking spaces, and are a short 20-minute bus or cab ride from Sea-Tac Airport and minutes from Interstates 5 and 90.

Conference Centers

Whether you are looking to host a small staff meeting off-site or a large international conference, the Port of Seattle has the conference center space to meet your requirements.

Bell Harbor International Conference Center – A U.N. approved location with six simultaneous translation booths, has waterfront views, state-of-the-art A/V and communications services, and a variety of room sizes. It also has complete banquet and catering services on-site.

World Trade Center – Centrally located on the downtown Seattle waterfront, is home to a variety of NGOs, trade promotion organizations and several large and small meeting spaces and dining rooms.

Conference Center at SEA – Located on the Mezzanine level of Sea-Tac Airport. Designed to meet the needs of the aviation and business community, it is a perfect space for the business traveler. A/V services available on-site, with catering services provided by Emerald Cove Catering.


Shilshole Bay Marina – The sailing center of the Pacific Northwest, is the largest of the Port of Seattle’s three marinas, each with its’ own distinct personality and style. Shilshole provides moorage for 1,400 boats and on-site amenities for guests and liveaboards.

Bell Harbor Marina sits at the foot of downtown Seattle, adjacent to Anthony’s Homeport Restaurant and Fish Bar and the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, is within walking distance of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market and the theater district.

Harbor Island Marina – Adjacent to West Seattle, is located in the south harbor, just minutes from saltwater and Elliott Bay.

Industrial Properties

Fishermen's Terminal – Historic homeport for the Northwest commercial fishing fleet, Fishermen's Terminal has room for traditional trawlers and seiners, all the way up to crabbers and longliners. With more than 1,200 linear feet of dock space, Fishermen's Terminal can accommodate short- and long-term moorage customers.

Grain Facility – This 4-million bushel capacity, fully automated facility assures efficient movement of grain from trucks and rail cars to silos and then to ship's hold.

Terminal 90/91 – Provides short-term and long-term moorage for commercial workboats and fishing vessels, including factory trawlers, tugs, barges, ferries, breakbulk reefer vessels and roll-on/roll-off vessels.

Maritime Industrial Center – Located along the ship canal near Fishermen's Terminal, offers 1518 linear feet (463 meters) of concrete dock space for loading and repair work.