Northwest Seaport Alliance

John Wolfe

John Wolfe

Chief Executive Officer

About The Northwest Seaport Alliance
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma (Washington State, USA) unified management of their marine cargo facilities in August 2015. The alliance is a port development authority governed by the two ports as equal members, with each port acting through its elected commissioners.

Northwest Seaport Alliance

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) brings together two of the nation’s premier harbors to form a single, integrated gateway for marine cargo. Our combined terminal facilities, carriers and ports of call provide unlimited options and flexibility to suit your unique supply chain needs.

We are one of the largest container load centers in North America. Strategically located in the northwest corner of the U.S., we offer shorter transits from Asia, and are the first and last ports of call for many transpacific liner services. We are also a major gateway to Alaska and Hawaii; more than 80% of trade between Alaska and the lower 48 states moves through our harbors. In addition to containers, we are also a center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, and automobiles.

Make better connections

Shorter transit times from Asia make The Northwest Seaport Alliance the natural port of choice for time-sensitive container cargo headed to the Midwest, Ohio Valley and the East Coast.

Our on-dock rail, international and domestic rail service options from two Class 1 railroads along with near-terminal transload warehouse facilities offer plenty of options and the flexibility to move cargo how and when you want. Our close proximity to the 2nd largest concentration of warehousing on the U.S. West Coast also makes us an ideal location for warehousing, distribution, and transload operations.

We pride ourselves on being proactive and performance-driven, and put unrelenting focus on delivering operational excellence and best-in-class service for our customers. And our commitment to working hand-in-hand with our supply chain partners to provide cost-effective, innovative shipping solutions is unparalleled. At the end of the day, it’s all about helping you, the shipper, get the job done.

Make our competitive advantages yours:

No berth congestion; terminal dwell of 4 days or less


Fastest transit from Vietnam to North America (18 days)


100+ near-terminal transload locations


Award-winner for Ease of Doing Business


Full service gateway with 50+ global port connections
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The Northwest Seaport Alliance
P.O. Box 2985
Tacoma, WA 98401
Phone: (800) 657-9808
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