Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle is the busiest container port in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The port in 2015 formed the Northwest Seaport Alliance with the Port of Tacoma so that the two may cooperate on marketing efforts and their future development to better spend limited funds needed to modernize their container terminals so they can handle mega-ships plying the trans-Pacific trades.

12 Jul 2021
American Association of Port Authorities tells Congress that Customs and Border Protection needs to beef up staffing at ports or else shippers will continue to see delays in getting their freight.
09 May 2017
Disruption from the new carrier alliances just now being felt at West Coast ports and could begin as early as next week on the East Coast.
01 May 2017
Extending the ILWU contract into 2022 would guarantee BCOs labor peace on the West Coast for the next five years.
25 Apr 2017
Seattle-Tacoma focuses on efficient terminal operations to provide their edge in competition with Vancouver and Prince Rupert for market share.
17 Apr 2017
Prologis says first US port-adjacent, multi-story distribution facility in Seattle could be followed by others in major port cities.
02 Feb 2017
Seattle port director resigns without a reason given.
01 Feb 2017
The deal includes all of Hanjin’s equity interests and shareholder loans in Total Terminals International.
19 Jan 2017
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced Thursday that it will buy a share of a company part-owned by Hanjin Shipping that operates terminals in Seattle and Long Beach
18 Jan 2017
A New Jersey judge allows Hanjin Shipping to sell its share of a company that operates terminals in Seattle and Long Beach
14 Jan 2017
Creditors worried they won’t be properly compensated with the sale proceeds.
13 Jan 2017
Northwest Seaport Alliance receives guarantee it said it needed to withdraw its objection to sale of former Hanjin terminal in Seattle.
06 Jan 2017
Port of Seattle wants MSC to post a bond guarantee before being allowed to purchase Terminal 46.
21 Dec 2016
A court in Seoul approved the sale of Hanjin Shipping’s stake in US port operator Total Terminals International to Mediterranean Shipping Co.
07 Dec 2016
TTI refuses to post security bond with Northwest Seaport Alliance.
30 Nov 2016
Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.
10 Nov 2016
Agricultural exporters will have access to extended gate hours in Seattle-Tacoma until Dec. 2 thanks to financial support from the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help fund flex, night and weekend gates.
03 Nov 2016
A solid performance by the Northwest Seaport Alliance in September and year to date indicates that Seattle and Tacoma may have regained regional market share from the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.
02 Nov 2016
Discussions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association about a possible extension of the West Coast waterfront contract apparently ended on a positive note.
01 Nov 2016
Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday opened two days of talks on a possible extension of their coastwide contract.
21 Oct 2016
DrayQ and DrayLink to be introduced in Seattle-Tacoma in early November to improve terminal efficiency for truckers and BCOs.
Hanjin Shipping's T-46 terminal at the Port of Seattle, pictured, is one the locations on the US West Coast where shippers can drop off empty Hanjin-owned containers.
11 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping terminals in the United States will begin to accept empty Hanjin-owned containers.
07 Oct 2016
Seattle and Tacoma, which since last year have operated under the Northwest Seaport Alliance, rank fourth in the US as a port complex, but that could change if it continues to lose cargo.
05 Oct 2016
Hanjin ship to pick up about 1,000 empty containers in Seattle next week.
The night gate program at the Northwest Seaport Alliance is still in its pilot phase, but if the program becomes permanent the three largest gateways on the US West Coast would have some sort of extended gate program in place.
05 Oct 2016
Nearly 10 percent of container traffic at the Northwest Seaport Alliance has migrated to off-peak hours since night gates began.
Container volumes at West Coast ports, including the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, pictured, peaked in 2007.
05 Sep 2016
Containerized imports moving through the West Coast in July continued the recent trend of modest growth.
Drayage drivers serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma will have a bit more time and flexibility to complete moves this peak season.
15 Aug 2016
Beneficial cargo owners are lauding a peak-season program of flex and late gates.
A contract extension would shore up the competitiveness of West Coast ports for Asian imports, which face a new challenge from the larger locks of the Panama Canal.
11 Aug 2016
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Thursday gave a huge boost to beneficial cargo owners looking for long-term labor stability.
30 Jul 2016
Ports in the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest are planning feverishly for the larger cargo surges they know will occur in the coming years from big ships operated by powerful carrier alliances.
Protracted and difficult labor negotiations in late 2014 and early 2015 that resulted in costly congestion and delays on the U.S. West Coast has put labor relations at the top of shippers' minds.
28 Jul 2016
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will call delegates to San Francisco to consider a vote on early contract talks.
06 Jul 2016
The Department of Transportation plans to award 18 grants totaling $600 million to 16 states via the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.
05 Jul 2016
Containerized imports through U.S West Coast ports dipped slightly in May.
The largest container terminal in the Northwest Seaport Alliance has stated its position on SOLAS VGM generation.
08 Jun 2016
The largest container terminal in the Northwest Seaport Alliance has stated its position on SOLAS VGM generation.
02 Jun 2016
Containerized imports and exports moving through West Coast ports declined in April on a year-over-year basis.
24 May 2016
Redevelopment of the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 moved forward this week.
18 May 2016
Containerized imports and exports moving through the Northwest Seaport Alliance ports of Seattle and Tacoma increased in April.
06 May 2016
Container traffic at West Coast ports increased in the first quarter of 2016.