COVID-19 and travel at SEA Airport
Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) is innovating with seamless, touchless travel to improve ease and wellness at the airport. Two pilot programs are testing ways to modernize the passenger experience with SEA Spot Saver, which explores digital reservations for the TSA general screening security checkpoints, and happyhover™, a technology deployed to airline check-in kiosks for travelers to check in and drop off luggage without touching the electronic screens. Learn More
This week, after several months of coaching, training, and purposeful networking, 11 companies graduated from our Maritime Blue Accelerator program. The Port of Seattle helped jumpstart the Maritime Blue Accelerator last year to spur innovation that would benefit our state’s maritime industry and to test our case surrounding redevelopment of our Historic Ship Supply building into a modern Maritime Innovation Center (MInC) that would support entrepreneurs in the generations ahead. Learn More
Commissioners Stephanie Bowman, Fred Felleman, and Ryan Calkins joined Governor Jay Inslee, State Senator Reuven Carlyle, and other Washington state leaders to herald the passage of landmark legislation to combat climate change. The bills included the Clean Fuel Standard, the Port of Seattle’s longtime top legislative priority, along with bills to enact an economy-wide price on carbon through a cap-and-trade system and to ban harmful hydrofluorocarbons. Learn More
The 2020 Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy (NWPCAS) has been selected as a finalist for an International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) Sustainability Award. Show your support for this innovative collaboration among Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, the Northwest Seaport Alliance, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the ports’ ambitious vision to phase out emissions by 2050 by voting the NWPCAS for best Collaborative Project in the Climate and Energy category. Voting ends Sunday, May 30 at 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on June 24 at a Virtual Awards ceremony at the IAPH World Port Conference. Learn More
Port of Seattle Commissioners recently voted to invest up to $2 million to continue the Port’s Opportunity Youth Initiative for a second year. The funding expands the highly successful program from its initial beginnings as a COVID-19 relief program to restore youth jobs and training badly hurt by the pandemic. Learn More
Five Commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, serve four-year terms and establish Port policy. Port Commission meetings are normally held at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at either Pier 69 or Sea-Tac Airport. Since meeting times and locations are subject to change, please visit the meetings page for the most up-to-date information. Visit the Port's Commission page to learn more.
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