The port of Seattle is the fourth largest container gateway in North America residing over 3.3 million people. Equipped with 7 berths, the port has a capacity of handling 1512 vessels annually.
The port has 133.5 hectares of container terminal that can handle two million TEUs per year. The cruise terminal of the port has about 594 metres of berthing space which offers all types of services used by marine industry. There is also a bulk terminal which is multi-purpose majorly used for receiving both international and domestic import and export cargo.
The Port of Seattle was first claimed by the Europeans in 1851. The outpost has its name “Seattle” after Chief Sealth from the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Later in 1870, the Port experienced its first boom and since then it became United State's most important commercial port.
Being a strong source of city’s economy, The Port of Seattle became the sixth busiest seaport in the United States in the year 2010. With short-term and daily moorage available at the centre for large vessels, the port aims to increase its efficiency with every passing day.