The Port of Seattle provides consistent, reliable and fast service to meet our customer’s business needs. Our terminals have efficient intermodal connections with railroads, major highways, an experienced labor force, and new cranes capable of handling the largest vessels in the world.
We are a leader in sustainability initiatives, partnering with our stakeholders to reduce emissions without additional costs. Come see why the Port of Seattle is ready now.
We provide our customers these advantages:
- Four deep-water (50 ft.) terminals with a total of 31 cranes (13 Super Post-Panamax cranes, 14 Post-Panamax cranes, and 4 Panamax cranes) on 532 acres, with 11 berths. Two of our terminals feature on-dock rail, while the other two are situated within two miles of BNSF Railway and UP rail yards.
- Warehouse and Distribution Facilities offer more than 270 million square feet of warehouse space near container terminals and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including cold storage.
- Transload Services offer multiple transload facilities in close proximity to marine terminals which can help exporters reduce transportation costs and ensure availability of containers.
- Trucking Services which include more than 1,800 cartage companies provide service between the Port, warehouse and distribution centers and local intermodal rail facilities, with more than 5,000 trucks form a reliable pool to meet the needs of shippers. Close proximity of warehouse and distribution sites means quick turn times and competitive rates.
- Intermodal Flexibility means the Port of Seattle is served by the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad, with a combination of on-dock and near-dock intermodal yards providing shippers with access to major markets across the country.
- Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #5 can give your company a competitive edge by deferring, reducing or eliminating customs duties and reducing operating costs. Gaining FTZ status is fast and easy under the Port’s Alternative Site Framework. FTZ advantages include: reduced processing/entry fees, deferral of Harbor Maintenance Tax, exemption from state and local ad valorem taxes and elimination of drawback.
- Environmentally Friendly means we have the lowest carbon footprint for shipping goods from Asia to the American Midwest, making the Port of Seattle the Green Gateway for trade. Our local environmental programs have eliminated over 900 metric tons of pollutants from the air, while taking the dirtiest trucks off the road, without passing costs onto our customers.