Port 101 Series
Join the port and our partners each fall for this fun and educational series for adults.
The Port 101 Series is a unique opportunity to tour the Ship Canal, Airport, Duwamish River and the port's industrial Cargo terminals, and get a first-hand view of your local maritime and aviation industries at work.
Save the Date for the 2013 Port 101 Series
When: Thursday, September 12
Where: Port Headquarters, Pier 69
See how the Port’s Terminal 5 orchestrates the movement of cargo from ship to truck and train. Leased and operated by Eagle Marine Services, Terminal 5 serves vessels operated by APL, MOL, Hamburg Süd, Hyundai Merchant Marine and Westwood Shipping Lines. Hear longshore workers and vessel pilots describe their roles in the supply chain and visit the BNSF intermodal rail yard to learn how cargo moves between the port and the interior of the country.
Partners: Eagle Marine Services, BNSF Railway, Puget Sound Pilots, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19.
Duwamish River 101
When: Wednesday, September 18
Where: Bell Harbor Marina, Pier 66
Board a floating classroom and see the heart of the Duwamish industrial area, representing 80 percent of Seattle’s industrial land employing more than 100,000 people. The 5-mile-long Duwamish Waterway is important for commerce and jobs, fish and wildlife habitat, and public shoreline use areas. Government, community and business efforts have combined to make the waterway flow cleaner into Elliott Bay. You’ll learn about marine industrial commerce, the legacy of past industrial activities, fish and wildlife habitat restoration, and Superfund cleanup plans.
Partners: Lower Duwamish Waterway Group (Boeing, City of Seattle, King County, Port of Seattle), Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, Manufacturing Industrial Council, Vigor Shipyards, Delta Marine Industries.
When: Wednesday, September 25
Where: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
What does it take to assure the protection of more than 33 million annual passengers and 15,000 employees at Sea-Tac Airport? Tour the airfield and visit the Port of Seattle Fire Department. Hear firefighters and police officers describe their daily roles and specialized equipment. Learn about fire, aircraft incident and hazardous materials response. Check out the aid car that responds to medical calls and vehicles unique to airport fire departments. Meet canine law enforcement officers, see the armored SWAT vehicle up close, and watch a demonstration of the explosives-handling robot.
Partners: Port of Seattle Fire and Police Departments.
Ship Canal 101
When: Thursday, October 3
Where: Fishermen's Terminal
Homeport to the North Pacific fishing fleet, Fishermen’s Terminal is at the center of Seattle’s maritime industrial core. The terminal generates more than 4,000 local jobs and commercial fishing related activities at Fishermen's Terminal generate millions of dollars in revenue and taxes. Learn about the wide range of maritime businesses and support industries along the Lake Washington Ship Canal that keep the local fishing and workboat industries robust, move cargo between Alaska and the Lower 48 States, and play critical roles in our economy.
Partners: Foss Maritime, Ballard Oil, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Western Towboat, Trident Seafoods, Coastal Transportation, Kvichak Marine.
What people are saying
"Excellent Program! Educational and informative for all taxpayers."
"Great speakers!!! I would love to attend again!"
"I loved this program. All presenters were wonderfully knowledgeable."
"Very interesting to see and learn about different areas & operations of the airport."