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Port 101 Series

Please note: The final Port 101 class, Airport 101, on September 24 is full and not accepting additional registration. Thank you.
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. Sign up to receive news and event information.
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Cargo 101
When: Wednesday, September 3
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: Total Terminals International (TTI), BNSF Railway, Puget Sound Pilots, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19, Washington State Department of Transportation.

Ship Canal 101
When: Wednesday, September 10
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: Foss Maritime, Ballard Oil, Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Western Towboat, Trident Seafoods, Coastal Transportation, Kvichak Marine.
Duwamish River 101
When: Wednesday, September 17
Where: Bell Harbor Marina, Pier 66
The 5-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, Port of Seattle), Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, ECOSS, Delta Marine Industries, Inc., Lynden Inc./Alaska Marine Lines, and Vigor Shipyards.

Airport 101
When: Wednesday, September 24
Where: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

What does it take to ensure the protection of nearly 35 million annual passengers and more than 15,000 employees at Sea-Tac Airport?  Learn about fire, aircraft incident and hazardous materials response.  You’ll also meet canine law enforcement officers and watch a demonstration of the explosives-handling robot.

Partners: Port of Seattle Fire and Police Departments.


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