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Port of Seattle... Export Gateway to the World

Seaport Export Cargo Services

The Port of Seattle is one of the 10 largest container ports in North America. We’ve invested over $1 billion in terminal and road infrastructure to handle expanding volumes and we maintain a collaborative, business friendly relationship with our customers. To speed your cargo through the Port of Seattle, we offer:
  • Weekly ocean service to Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Mediterranean, Middle East, and beyond
  • Automated terminal gate technology for efficient turnaround
  • Bulk trans-load facilities adjacent to terminals
  • Cold storage warehouses close to our terminals
  • Environmental sustainability with no additional fees
Contact
For more information on agriculture export or ocean shipping, please contact:
Mr. Mark Wen
Inland Cargo Manager
(206) 787-3195
Mark Wen
Export Resources
 
Click here for resources for exporters.
 
Check out our export brochure
 
Washington’s Non-Agricultural Exports
More than $5.8 billion of non-agricultural products were exported through the port in 2012. The leading products include forest products, seafood and paper related products. Washington state exports more fish than any other state in the nation.
 
 
Top 10 Washington Non-Ag Exports
Commodity Description
Metric Tons
1
Paper; Carbon ,Crepe, Stationery
728,475
2
Logs, Lumber, Wood
242,130
3
Pulps; Cellulose, Chem Wood, Sulfite
142,564
4
Fiber; Hemp, Ramie, Raw, Tow, Waste
67,411
5
Metal; Concentrates, Residue, Scrap
64,045
6
Frozen Fish
58,350
7
Newsprint, Newsprint Paper
48,611
8
Iron, Steel; Waste, Scrap
44,306
9
Miscellaneous
43,013
10
Bentonite; Clay
40,158
Washington’s Agricultural Exports
Nearly $4.3 billion in agricultural products were exported through the port in 2012. Washington state ranks first in the nation for the production of 10 different commodities. These include apples, sweet cherries, pears, red raspberries, hay, and hops. Three-hundred agricultural commodities are produced commercially overall.
 
Top 10 Washington Agricultural Exports
Commodity Description
Metric Tons
1
Animal Feed, Hay, Brewer Grain
620,274
2
Vegetables
413,270
3
Fruit
201,203
4
Meat
92,937
5
Foodstuffs, Pastes, Sauces, Soups
79,789
6
Milk, Eggs, Dairy Products
68,785
7
Bulk Barley, Corn, Oat, Wheat, Sorghum
58,241
8
Soybean; Corn Soya Milk, Isolates
52,403
9
Bread, Cereal, Grain, Malt, Flour
39,995
10
Fowl, Poultry
29,608
Export Resources

General Export Assistance

US Export Assistance Center of WA
As part of the US Department of Commerce, connects US exporters with foreign buyers. Advises exporters on documentation challenges and helps create market entry strategies.
Email: office.seattle@trade.gov
Phone: 206.553.5615
Calendar

Export Washington
Trade consultants from the Washington State Department of Commerce help exporters find loans and grants, and build export plans.
Email: trade@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 206.256.6100
Calendar

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Promotes trade for the Greater Seattle Area by connecting companies and institutions with international opportunities.
Email: tdags@seattletradealliance.com
Phone: 206.389.7301
Calendar
Trade Assistance

Financing Assistance

Export-Import Bank of the United States
Provides financing and risk protection to exporters and their buyers.
Email: John.Brislin@exim.gov
Phone: 206.728.2264
Calendar

Export Financial Assistance Center – (Under WADOC)
Provides export financial advice and counseling. Partner of Export-Import Bank.
Email: Doug.Kemper@efacw.org
Phone: 206.256.6127
Calendar

Country Specific Information

Washington State China Relations Council
Promotes doing business with China. Connects Washington businesses with Chinese businesses.
Email: info@wscrc.org
Phone: 206.441.4419
Calendar

U.S.- Japan Business Council
Promotes U.S. business interests in Japan.
Email: JFatheree@uschamber.com
Phone: 202.463.5772
Calendar

U.S.-Korea Business Council
Provides high-level channels for companies to advance their relationship with Korea.
Phone: 202.463.5461
Calendar

Consulate General of Canada in Seattle
Provides information on rules and regulations on doing business in Canada.
Email: seatl@international.gc.ca
Phone: 206.443.1777

United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Promotes business between the United States and Mexico.
Email: info@usmcocnw.org
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Port of Seattle Resources

Warehouse, Logistics and Transload Resources
List of warehouses and transloading facilities near Seattle

Trucking Resources
List of trucking companies operating in and near Seattle

First Time Shipper Resource Guide
Additional resources for first time importers and exporters

Other Resources

World Trade Club
Organizes 4 to 6 export seminars per year
Email: info@worldtradeclub.net
Phone: 425.785.4015
Calendar

WA State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Organizes 3 to 5 export event per year
Email: Sharon.sappington@wsbdc.org
Phone: 206.448.1334
Calendar

Washington Council on International Trade
Advocates for public policies that increase Washington State’s global competitiveness.
Email: erics@wcit.org
Phone: 206.389.7273
Calendar