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 bring trade to the region and generates thousands of jobs. The seaport is made up of 1,543 acres of waterfront land and nearby properties including container terminals, general purpose/cargo terminals, foreign, break-bulk cargo and refrigerated cargo and storage. The Port of Seattle also operates Sea-Tac International Airport which ranks 21st in air cargo volume in North America. The Airport has approximately 680,000 square feet of leasable space in 15 airside buildings and more than three million square feet of aircraft ramp space.
Highlights of the Port of Seattle’s Seaport include:
- Naturally deep water port
- Four container terminals, one barge terminal, and one multi-use facility
- Access to two Class 1 railroads and two major interstate highways
- 500+ acres of terminal facilities
- 8,000 ft of moorage
- 40-acre grain facility
- Efficient intermodal infrastructure
- 22 ocean carriers with direct service to Asia, Europe, Latin America, and domestic markets (Alaska and Hawaii).
- 13 Super post Panamax cranes, including 6 of the largest in North America, and 11 post Panamax cranes
- Grantee for Foreign-Trade Zone #5
The Port of Seattle is one of the 10 largest container ports in the United States. Over $1 billion has been invested in terminal and road infrastructure to handle expanding volumes, and collaborative, business friendly relationships are maintained with a robust customer base. To speed cargo through Port of Seattle facilities, the following services are offered:
- Weekly ocean service to Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and beyond
- On-dock and near-dock rail
- Automated terminal gate technology for efficient turn-around
- Bulk trans-load facilities adjacent to terminals
- Environmental sustainability with no additional fees
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. Our Seaport is instrumental in producing family-wage jobs that are a key driver of job growth and economic development.