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The Port of Everett is a natural deep-water port that is strategically located on the Pacific Northwest Coast of America. We specialize in overdimensional high and heavy cargoes. If you do business with us, we promise a skilled workforce and quick and efficient cargo turnaround times. 


The Port of Everett is your West Coast choice for overdimensional, high and heavy cargoes. Everett offers both a highly-skilled workforce and modern facilities to meet your shipping needs. 

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Cargo Handling Capabilities - We offer:

   - Two, 40-ton Hitachi container cranes

   - Heavy lifts using a 100-ton Gottwald mobile harbor crane & 150-ton GHMK 7608 mobile harbor crane

   - Five reachstackers with 45-ton lift capacity

   - Shipside rail and 5,000 feet of terminal trackage

   - Forklifts and other yard equipment

   - 58,000 square feet of covered storage

   - 75 acres of uncovered storage

   - One, 50-ton rail-mounted straddle gantry crane at Mount Baker Terminal

   - Yard Locomotive (Pusher)

   - On-site ship repair and tug services 


We operate the closest shipping facilities to the Far East and Alaska of any mainland U.S. port, and we are the first port reached by the westbound BNSF trains. In addition to our excellent rail access, along with significant on-terminal rail, we have direct access to Interstate 5, the major north-south arterial on the coast, along with U.S. 2 and Interstate 90, the two primary east-west arterials in the state.

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Closer to the Far East, Alaska & Midwest
Centrally located on Puget Sound north of Seattle, the Port of Everett provides the closest shipping facilities to the Far East, Alaska and Midwest.  

Closer to Regional Markets
Located on BNSF Railway’s mainline direct to Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana, the Port of Everett is connected to both direct rail lines and to Interstates 5, 90 and 84. 

Closer to Canadian Markets
Located just 10 minutes from Interstate 5, the Port of Everett is your direct link to Canadian markets. 

Closer to Midwest Markets
Everett is the northwestern point on the BNSF Railway’s main east-west link. Midwest-destined cargo routed through Everett will reach its destination much faster!


Travel Times: Sea, Rail, Truck


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The Port of Everett, located just 25 miles north of Seattle, supports nearly 35,000 jobs in Snohomish County and the Puget Sound region. The Port’s activities generate approximately $280 million in state and local taxes. Its natural deep-water port specializes in handling overdimensional, high value cargoes for the construction and manufacturing industries, and is a vital link for the local aerospace industry transporting the parts for the 747, 767 and 777 jetliners, and soon to be 777X.

According to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division, Everett ranks first in Washington State and 4th on the West Coast for export value. In 2013, Everett exported more than $22.7 billion worth of cargo. The top four spots went to the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland and Everett.

One of the Port of Everett’s strategic priorities is to establish a strong job base in our community. With more than 60 percent of jobs tied to trade in Snohomish County, the Port of Everett continuously looks for ways to expand our cargo handling capabilities and move freight more efficiently.

Port of Everett Priorities
1. First/Last Mile: 41st Street to West Marine View Drive Freight Corridor Improvements (Phase 1/2): $35M
2. On-dock Terminal Rail Improvements: $5.5M
3. South Terminal Wharf Expansion/Strengthening: $129M
4. SR 529 Road Stabilization: $1M
5. Everett Harbor Maintenance Dredging: Ongoing

Support of Local & Regional Priorities
1. Improve bridge clearance at SR529/Broadway: $TBD
2. SR 526 Hardeson Road Interchange: $44M
3. US 2 Trestle Improvements (Phase 1): $250M
4. SR529/I-5 Interchange Improvements: $60M
5. I-5/156th Street NE: $42M
6. SR525 Mukilteo Multimodal Facility: FULLY FUNDED