The Northwest Seaport Alliance
See our container terminal details here.more
The Northwest Seaport Alliance: two harbors... one gateway
The combined terminal facilities of Seattle and Tacoma, carries and ports of call provide unlimited options and flexibility to suit unique supply chain needs. We also work hand-in-hand with breakbulk customers to provide cost-effective, innovative shipping solutions unparalleled in the industry. We offer:
- Global reach
- Efficient operations
- Commitment to excellence
The Seattle Harbor
The Port of Seattle’s seaport is one of the most diverse in the United States. It is home to a wide range of maritime activities that brings trade to the region and generates thousands of jobs. Made up of 1,543 acres of waterfront land and nearby properties, we can handle your container, break-bulk and refrigerated cargo and offer foreign trade zones and storage.
For more information about marine-cargo operations, please visit the Northwest Seaport Alliance site
Terminal 5 Modernization Project
The introduction of ever-larger container vessels has triggered dramatic changes in container shipping in the last five years. Vessels with capacity for more than 10,000 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) are currently calling at West Coast ports, and 18,000-TEU (EEE) vessels serving trans-Pacific trades are expected in the near future.
To remain competitive and meet industry needs, Terminal 5 is undergoing capital improvements to make it “big ship ready.” The planned improvements will accommodate heavier cranes with a longer outreach and provide deeper drafts to simultaneously handle two 18,000-TEU vessels.
Terminal 86 Grain Facility and Terminal 91
The Port of Seattle continues to manage operations at Terminal 86
, a completely automated grain facility, and Terminal 91
. Terminal 91 provides short-term and long-term moorage for commercial workboats and fishing vessels.
A strong working seaport is vital to the economic health of King County and Washington state; four in ten jobs in Washington state are tied to international trade. The Port of Seattle Seaport is instrumental in producing family-wage jobs that are a key driver of job growth and economic prosperity.