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.
Each event focuses on the port's role in the local and regional economy and the diversity of businesses supported by the port's infrastructure investment and activity.
These events, including light refreshments at each, are free and open to adults 18 years and older. Priority goes to first-time Port 101 registrants. Those who register will receive a confirmation and driving and parking information by email.
Duwamish River 101
Where: Bell Harbor Marina, Pier 66
The five-mile-long Duwamish Waterway is important for commerce and jobs, fish and wildlife habitat, and public shoreline use areas. 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 and Port of Seattle), Duwamish
River Cleanup Coalition, Delta Marine Industries, Inc., and Vigor Shipyards
Where: Port Headquarters, Pier 69
Tour Terminal 46 and learn about the movement of cargo from ship to truck and train. 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: SSA Terminals, BNSF Railway Company, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Puget Sound Pilots
Ship Canal 101
Where: Fishermen's Terminal
Celebrating its Centennial, Fishermen’s Terminal is at the center of Seattle’s maritime industrial core. Learn about the wide range of maritime businesses and support industries along the Ballard Ship Canal that move cargo between Alaska and the Lower 48 States and that play a critical role in our local economy.
Partners: Ballard Oil, Foss Maritime, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Western Towboat, Trident Seafoods, Coastal Transportation and Vigor Industrial
Where: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
What will it take to transform Sea-Tac into the airport of the future? Learn about the Sustainable Airport Master Plan, which aims to meet air transportation demand over the next 20 years in the most sustainable manner possible. Hear about the airport’s wildlife management program and see why the airport makes a great home for 500,000 honeybees. Tour the airfield and visit the center runway as it is being reconstructed.
Partners: The Common Acre, a local nonprofit working with the Port of Seattle to maintain one of the nation’s first airport apiaries
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."