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Terminal 5

Container operations have ceased at Terminal 5. 

During the proposed multi-year design and permitting phase of Terminal 5 Modernization summarized below, this industrial facility is being used for interim maritime-related uses. The Port has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to consider serious market interest in this facility.


The Port is considering infrastructure upgrades to modernize the Terminal 5 facility. The conceptual design includes crane rail strengthening, structural repair to the existing wharf, fender system replacement, berth deepening, slope stabilization, and electrical supply/distribution.

The Terminal at a Glance:

Size: 185 acres (75 hectares)
Berths: 3
Berth length: 2,900 feet (884 meters)
Berth depth: 2,000 feet (610 meters) at 50-foot depth (15
meters), 900 feet (274 meters) at 45-foot depth (14 meters)
Rail access: On-dock rail, 30 acres (12 hectares),
6 tracks, capacity for 54 doublestack railcars

3443 W. Marginal
Seattle, WA 98106

Leasing Information

For short-term uses contact:
(206) 787-3723

For long-term uses or questions about the RFI for intermin maritime-related uses contact:
Josh Peterson
(206) 787-7934

View the Terminal 5 Improvements Project Online Open House.


​Terminal Size

  • 185 acres

Firm Code

  • Y400


  • Number: Three
  • Length: 2,900 feet (884 meters)

Water Depth

  • Berth 1 is -45 feet (-14 meters)
  • Berths 2 & 3 are -50 feet (-15 meters)

Refrigerated Capacity

  • 228 reefer plugs


  • New cranes pending modernization of the terminal.

​On-Dock Intermodal Yard

  • Loading capacity of 54 five-platform doublestack railcars equivalent to two full trains for both BNSF Railway and UPRR
  • Adjacent storage facility for 54 five-platform railcars equivalent to two full trains
  • 30-acre (12.14-hectares) intermodal yard with six working tracks
  • Assembly of full train within terminal for direct access to UPRR or BNSF Railway mainlines


  • 12 queuing lanes (six in, two out, and four reversible); eight truck scales
  • Equipped with camera-assisted and automated sign bridge
  • 10-truck parking trouble area


  • 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) covered transit shed with truck access

​Maintenance and Repair

  • On-site 48,000-square-foot (4,459-square-meter) facility capable of handling all terminal and equipment repair and maintenance

Additional Features

  • ​Integrated real-time computer software system for vessel, rail and gate operations to improve decision making for every facet of terminal operations
  • New technologies, including automated equipment identification (AEI) and global positioning satellite (GPS), to improve equipment management
  • Efficient road access via truck overpass directly into terminal

For more information please email

Leasing Information

Parties interested in short term uses or long term container use please contact:
Scott Pattison, Seaport Client Manager
206.787.3723 -

Parties interested in long term uses and for question on the RFI, please contact:


Jasmin Contreras, Property Manager
206.787.3296 -



For a copy of the T5 Request for Information (RFI)